The flightcrew and the captain had sufficient information to assess the weather north of the approach end of runway
As we flew over the runway, we noted construction equipment well to the side, a newly paved runway (a bonus), a temporary centerline, and a big X at the approach end of runway
The pilot initiated a left turn back toward the airport and the airplane subsequently struck the top of a tall tree prior to impacting the ground in an open area of a golf course, about 800 feet southwest of the approach end of Runway
Because of the situation, the flight accepted a seven-knot tail wind for a straight-in to the approach end of runway
The airplane came to rest about 1/2 mile and 310 degrees from the approach end of Runway
At short final, roughly over the cliff that makes up the approach end of runway
15, we were at 100 feet and, as reported, the wind died down to a manageable crosswind.
36 nm southwest of the approach end of Runway
36 when it began a descending left turn back toward the runway.
A visiting pilot in a locally assigned AV-8 was conducting a V-STOL landing to the approach end of runway
The accident site elevation was 4500 feet msl, about 3500 feet northeast of the approach end of Runway
We taxied clear of the runway, composed ourselves, and taxied back to the approach end of runway
10 right for an uneventful takeoff.
The accident airplane continued toward the approach end of Runway
While taking the duty, he probably listened for a call from us on final and looked at the approach end of runway
5, assuming that's where we would be.