The Citation accident took place at Milwaukee on a June afternoon in 2007. There was a broken ceiling at 3,000 feet and an overcast at 3,500. The purpose of the flight was to deliver an organ for transplantation from Milwaukee to Ypsilanti, Michigan. The 14,000-hour captain, who was flying, was the chief pilot and FAA-appointed check airman for the Citation’s operator. In its account of the captain’s career, the NTSB relates a history of failed check rides and even a brief license suspension due to a felony conviction for illegally transporting methaqualone — Quaaludes — into the United States from Canada. Associates of the captain described him as a “capable” pilot who was, however, deficient in knowledge of airplane systems and somewhat casual about checklists.