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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38674
Last updated: 27 July 2019
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Date:06-JUN-1982
Time:13:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Niles Airways
Registration: N2588K
C/n / msn: 38-79A0681
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Niles, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Niles, MI (3TR)
Destination airport:Niles, MI (3TR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AT ABOUT 1300 EDT, THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF ON A LOCAL TRAINING FLIGHT WITH A STUDENT AND A CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR ON BOARD. LATER AT ABOUT 1325, THE PLANE CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA ABOUT 1 MI NORTHEAST OF THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 21. ONE WITNESS REPORTED THAT BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, THE PLANE WAS IN A SLOW DOWNWARD ROLLING PATTERN. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT LEVELED OUT, THEN THE WINGS TIPPED FROM SIDE TO SIDE APPROXIMATELY THREE TIMES. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE NOSE DROPPED TO A 45 TO 50 DEG ANGLE AND THE PLANE CRASHED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT FAILURES. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03065


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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