Factual Report: Poor weather reported in night crash

 - February 8, 2008, 10:56 AM

Aero Commander 500B, Gaylord, Mich., Nov. 16, 2005–The pilot of the Central Air Southwest Aero Commander was killed when the airplane crashed on a nonprecision approach one mile from Gaylord Regional Airport in night IMC. The Minneapolis ARTCC controller advised the pilot that the localizer glideslope was unmonitored and “the ILS glidepath is still out of service.” The ceiling was approximately 800 feet agl, with visibility just under two miles in light snow. There was about two inches of snow on the runway, making braking action fair to poor.