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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233476
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior
Registration: N228JS
C/n / msn: 28-7415103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:New Castle Airport (ILG/KILG), Wilmington, DE -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Wilmington-New Castle County Airport, DE (ILG/KILG)
Destination airport:Morgantown Airport, WV (MGW/KMGW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness reported seeing the pilot walking around his airplane while his son sat inside it. The witness then saw the pilot laying unresponsive on the ground in front of the engine. According to the police report, the pilot sustained a serious head wound, and blood spatter was observed on the propeller. The report also stated that, after the pilot was taken to the hospital, the power and fuel had to be turned off and that the airplane had to be tied down.

Probable Cause: The pilot being struck in the head by the propeller before flight, which resulted in a serious injury.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Mar-2020 21:11 Geno Added
03-Mar-2020 02:18 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
03-Jul-2020 12:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
03-Jul-2020 17:39 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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