NTSB Identification: FTW73DRJ27
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33, registration: N9027S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0406   73/3/9    MINEOLA,TEX         BEECH 35-C33        CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 49, 437
        TIME - 2230                    N9027S              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 326 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MINEOLA WISENER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          TYLER,TEX                   MINEOLA,TEX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INSTRUMENTS-MISREAD OR FAILED TO READ
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - HAIL
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                           THUNDERSTORM, RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       65
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           SPECIAL VFR
        REMARKS- PILOT STATED HE FAILED TO WATCH ALTITUDE AND ALLOWED ACFT TO LOSE ALTITUDE WHILE LOOKING FOR ARPT.

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