NTSB Identification: DCA71AZ009
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of U.S. AIR
Aircraft: CONVAIR 580, registration: N5832

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0006   71/6/7    NEW HAVEN,CONN      CONVAIR 580         CR-  2  1  0  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0849                    N5832               PX- 26  2  0                            39, 12107 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            3600 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - TWEED-NEW HAVEN
        OPERATOR - U.S. AIR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          WASHINGTON,DC               NEWPORT NEWS,VA              PHILADELPHIA,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: RESIDENCE(S)                              LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNWARRANTED LOW FLYING
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                       200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          GROUND FOG                                                70
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          210                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- CAPT INTENTIONALLY CONTINUED DESCENT BLO MIN ALT WO FWD VIS DESPITE ADVISORIES FROM 1ST OFFICER.

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