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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39559
Last updated: 2 April 2019
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Date:30-APR-1983
Time:07:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Flightways Of Long Island
Registration: N2580L
C/n / msn: 79-AO 770
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Farmingdale, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
BEFORE THE ACFT TOOK OFF, THE TOWER RECEIVED A RADIO CALL FROM THE PLANE REQUESTING 'IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN GET A SIMULATED ENG FAILURE AFTER TAKEOFF & LAND DOWNWIND.' THE AIRCREW INDICATED THEY WOULD CLIMB TO 600 FT, THEN BEGIN THE SIMULATED EMERGENCY. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED. AFTER TAKING OFF ON RWY 19, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A LEFT TURN, THEN ENTER A STEEP DIVE, CRASH & BURN. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PROPELLER BLADES WERE BENT & 1 BLADE WAS TWISTED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42797


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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