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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39579
Last updated: 2 April 2019
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Date:23-MAY-1984
Time:19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2552A
C/n / msn: 38-78A0753
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:St.Petersburg, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:St.Petersburg, FL (SPG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PLT DID AT LEAST ONE COMPLETE ROLL PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THEY STATED THAT AFTER ROLLING AT ABOUT 100 FT ABOVE THE WATER & PARALLEL TO THE BEACH, THE ACFT APPEARED TO BANK VERY STEEPLY TO THE LEFT, THEN PITCH DOWN INTO THE WATER. THE WRECKAGE WAS RECOVERED ON 5/25/84. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY PRE-EXISTING FAULTS OR FAILURES OF THE ENG, AIRFRAME, OR CONTROL SYSTEM. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X39671


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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