NTSB Identification: DCA65A0006
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of AMERICAN AIR EXPRT & IMPORT CO
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6A, registration: N6579C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0004  65/5/18    KNOB NOSTER MO      DOUGLAS DC-6A       CR-  0  0  3  MILITARY CTR CARGO DOM    AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0601                    N6579C              PX-  0  0  0                            43, 15498 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            2389 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WHITEMAN AFB
        OPERATOR - AMERICAN AIR EXPORT & IMPORT CO.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/4 MILE OR LESS                                          RAIN, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      69
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          270                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- FLT BRIEFED BY USAF WX FORECASTER.CAPT DESCENDED BELOW ILS GLIDE SLOPE DURING APP IN ADVERSE WX.

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