NTSB Identification: DCA77AA006
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of ATLANTIC CITY
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND DHC-6, registration: N101AC

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4171  76/12/12   WILDWOOD,NJ         DEHAVILLAND DHC-6   CR-  1  1  0  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 2326                    N101AC              PX-  2  6  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      36, 7428 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        5200 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CAPE MAY COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          PHILADELPHIA,PA             WILDWOOD,NJ                  ATLANTIC CITY,NJ
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
           WEATHER - WIND SHEAR
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: DEFICIENCY,COMPANY MAINTAINED EQPMT,SERVICES,REGULATION
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          FOG                                                      250
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           6                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- LACK OF ALT AWARENESS DRG CIRCLING APCH.CG 4.6% MAC FWD OF FWD LMT.NO COMPANY PROC,ALT-CALLOUTS.

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