The exceptionally bright moon and unrestricted visibility
allowed the LSOs to break out the shape of the aircraft and use day check points to determine deviations from on-speed.
The Transport Department report said the weather in the area was good, with unrestricted visibility
and little cloud and that there was no technical malfunction.
Conditions for Saturday's search were described as ideal with unrestricted visibility
Crash investigator Frank Russell said that the weather in the Kilkenny area was good that day with unrestricted visibility
and little cloud.
Metro reported the current field conditions to be 2,000-to-3,000-foot ceilings, unrestricted visibility
with tempo conditions of 1,000-foot ceilings, and with visibility decreasing to two miles.
It was a typical Florida summer morning at NAS North Whiting Field--clear skies and unrestricted visibility