NTSB Identification: CHI66A0026
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of NORTH CENTRAL AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3, registration: N28341

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0059  65/9/14    STEVENS PT.WIS      DOUGLAS DC-3        CR-  0  0  3  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2135                    N28341              PX-  0  0  5                            AGE 36, 9000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            8000 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - STEVENS POINT MUN
        OPERATOR - NORTH CENTRAL AIRLINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           53                                                      140
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           4                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- DURING VOR APPROACH N28341 STRUCK TREES AT ALTITUDE 235 FEET BELOW APPROVED APPROACH MINIMUMS.

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