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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37517
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:01-AUG-1987
Time:10:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7841P
C/n / msn: 24-3063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kokomo, IN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nashville, TN (BNA)
Destination airport:Elkhart, IN (EKM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLTS PREFLT WX BRIEFING REVEALED MARGINAL VFR & IFR WX ALONG HIS PROPOSED ROUTE, WITH A PRECAUTION FOR THUNDERSTORMS. AN IFR FLT PLAN WAS FILED AND THE ACFT DEPARTED. LATER DURING FLT THE PLT WAS RADIOED INFO ABOUT A CONVECTIVE SIGMET THAT CONTAINED A LINE OF T-STORMS REACHING 45000 FT ACROSS HIS ROUTE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WANTED TO CONTINUE ON ROUTE & WOULD CHECK BACK LATER. ABOUT 20 MIN LATER THE PLT WAS WARNED THAT HE WAS ABOUT TO ENTER HEAVY PRECIP AND WAS OFFERED AN ESCAPE ROUTE. HIS LAST TRANSMISSION WAS 'OK FOUR ONE POP.' A FEW MINUTES LATER HIS TRANSPONDER CODE WAS LOST ON RADAR. THE ACFT WAS AT 9000 FT MSL AND EXPERIENCED INFLT SEPARATION OF BOTH WINGS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31798


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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