NTSB Identification: CHI74AC053
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of GREAT WESTERN*
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N5612D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3705  73/12/27   CHICAGO,ILL         BEECH E18S          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 0608                    N5612D              PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      27, 3980 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        1151 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CHICAGO-MIDWAY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DETROIT,MICH                CHICAGO,ILL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: ICE/SLUSH ON RUNWAY
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      RIGHT CROSS WIND 068-112 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           34                                                      230
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           13                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PATCHES OF SNOW & ICE ON RWY.

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