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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234116
Last updated: 7 April 2020
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Time:c. 17:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-108 Colt
Registration: N4837Z
C/n / msn: 22-8411
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ralph Wenz Field Airport (PNA/KPNA), WY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Pinedale, WY (PNA)
Destination airport:Pinedale, WY (PNA)
On March 16, 2020, about 1720 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-22-108, N4837Z, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pinedale, Wyoming. The student pilot sustained minor injuries and the flight instructor was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot reported that the flight instructor took control of the airplane on final approach to runway 29, because the airplane was drifting to the right. The flight instructor later reported that after he took control of the airplane, he applied rudder control inputs, however, the airplane would not straighten out. The airplane impacted terrain near the runway.

A post-accident examination of the airplane revealed damage to both wings and fuselage. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.


Revision history:

17-Mar-2020 21:16 Geno Added
17-Mar-2020 22:43 RobertMB Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2020 23:41 Captain Adam Updated [Source]
07-Apr-2020 19:15 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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