Narrative:The DC-3 crashed 200 feet short of runway 04, while on an ILS approach. The weather at the time of the accident was: 200 feet & 400 feet broken, 600 feet overcast; visibility 1,5 miles in light rain and fog; wind 060/13; RVR 1,9-3 miles. The pilot failed to recognize a windshear condition.
pilot in command - improper compensation for wind conditions
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
copilot - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, in person
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct
Official accident investigation report
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Distance from Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, PA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).