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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37929
Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:05-SEP-1988
Time:11:25
Type:Piper PA-20
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7791K
C/n / msn: 20-617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Claypool, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kokomo, IN (8I3)
Destination airport:Mentone, IN (C92)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
BEFORE THE FLT, THE PLT CALLED HIS PARENTS TO ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION FROM THE DESTINATION ARPT. SPECIFICALLY, HE ARRANGED TO FLY OVER HIS PARENT'S HOME, WHICH WAS LOCATED NEAR THE airport, THEN THE PARENTS WERE TO MEET HIM & HIS WIFE (THE PASSENGER) AT THE ARPT. HOWEVER, AS THE PLT WAS MAKING A LOW PASS AFTER ARRIVAL, THE ACFT HIT A TALL TREE. THE TREE WAS APRX 40 FT TALL WHILE THE SURROUNDING TREES WERE ABOUT 20 FT TALL. AFTER HITTING THE TREE, THE ACFT PLUNGED TO THE GROUND, CRASHED & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEM WAS FOUND. CAUSE: PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A SUFFICIENT VISUAL LOOKOUT AND PERFORM A PULL UP IN TIME TO AVOID COLLISION WITH A TREE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X26781


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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