NTSB Identification: NYC72AN053
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ALPENA FLYING
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA26AT, registration: N20DE

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2650  71/10/16   HOT SPRINGS,VA      SWEARINGEN SA26AT   CR-  2  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1317                    N20DE               PX-  4  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 49, 25000 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - INGALLS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DETROIT,MICH                HOT SPRINGS,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN/LOWER SCATTERED                                    400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          GROUND FOG                                               BELOW MINIMUMS
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- DESCENDED BLO MDA ON 3RD ATTEMPT AT NO G/S ILS APCH. HIT 150 FT SHORT AND TO R OF RWY.

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