NTSB Identification: FTW72FRG38
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: TED SMITH 600, registration: N7497S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3319   71/12/4   VICTORIA,TEX        TED SMITH 600       CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 57, 2250
        TIME - 1800                    N7497S              PX-  0  1  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 395 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - FOSTER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MUSKOGEE,OKLA               VICTORIA,TEX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - FLIGHT AND NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS: ALTIMETERS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER CLEARANCE-TOLERANCE
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       47
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           50                                                       12
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
        REMARKS- DESCENDED BELOW MDA. ALT READ 130-140 FT TOO HI.REQ ALT CK NCW.PLT WASNT GIVEN UPDATED WEA BY FSS.

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