Accident Poling KELEHER LARK KR1B N82BP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39506
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Date:Wednesday 14 January 1998
Time:17:00 LT
Owner/operator:Joe F. Marshall
Registration: N82BP
MSN: 191
Total airframe hrs:303 hours
Engine model:Continental C-85-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Georgetown, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Leander, TX (77T)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Witnesses observed the aircraft takeoff. When it did not return, a search was initiated. Signatures found by the FAA inspectors at the accident site indicate that the airplane impacted the ground at a 40 degree nose down attitude, while in a right turn. No anomalies were found with the airframe or engine that would have prevented normal operation. Toxicology findings were positive for Chlorpeniramine and Brompheniramine. 'Both of these drugs are antihistamines and were found at therapeutic levels, which may have caused impairment.' In addition, 'the underlying medical condition for which these drugs were being taken may have caused discomfort or a distraction in the cockpit.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. A contributing factor was the pilot's physical impairment due to drugs.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW98LA098
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Apr-2024 15:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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