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Last updated: 15 September 2019
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 12 December 1972
Time:19:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-125-3A
Operator:Marathon Oil
Registration: N521M
C/n / msn: 25129
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Findlay, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Findlay Airport, OH (FDY/KFDY), United States of America
Narrative:
Struck trees during the third approach to land; destroyed by fire. Improper IFR operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefed by weather bureau personnel, in person
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

Sources:
» NTSB


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