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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39555
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:31-DEC-1983
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Charles City Aeronautics
Registration: N4457E
C/n / msn: 38-78A0612
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Floyd, IA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Charles City, IA (CCY)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE INSTRUCTOR PLT (CFI) & STUDENT WERE ON A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL flight. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THEY WERE MAKING 90 DEG TURNS AT ABOUT 1500 FT AGL, JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. AFTER TURNING FROM A HEADING OF SOUTH TO EAST, THE ACFT ENTERED A DESCENT, THEN IMPACTED IN AN OPEN, SNOW COVERED FIELD IN ABOUT A 35 DEG NOSE DOWN, WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE. THE FLAPS WERE IN A 21 DEG EXTENDED POSITION (1ST NOTCH). THE FLAPS BLADES WERE FOUND WITH NICKS & GOUGES ON THEIR LEADING EDGES & WITH CORDWISE SCRATCHES. NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WRE FOUND. ACCORDING TO THE OPERATOR, THE MANEUVERS BEING PERFORMED PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT WERE DESCRIPTIVE OF SLOW flight. HE DID RECOMMEND PRACTICING SLOW FLT AT LOW ALTITUDES. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT HAD RECEIVED HIS CFI CERTIFICATE 10/7/83. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X45371


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]
27-Feb-2019 15:39 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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