NTSB Identification: NYC71AN090
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of CATSKILL AIRW*
Aircraft: BEECH D55, registration: N7725R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4235   71/3/3    ONEONTA,NY          BEECH D55           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1555                    N7725R              PX-  0  0  4  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      AGE 39, 3714 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        1000 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ONEONTA
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ONEONTA,NY                  NEW YORK,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          BLOWING SNOW                                             TAIL WIND 158-202 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           50                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- 1 INCH SNOW ON RWY. PLT STATED VIS SUDDENLY RESTRICTED BY BLOWING SNOW. VEERED L INTO SNOW BANK.

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