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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39904
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Date:09-JUN-1994
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:Air Desert Pacific
Registration: N4512Z
C/n / msn: 28-8016020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Banning, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Blythe, CA (BLH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PA-28, N4512Z, WAS WESTBOUND IN LEVEL FLIGHT ABOUT 1,000 FT AGL, ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF AN AIRPORT AT WHICH AN INTERMEDIATE STOP WAS PLANNED. THE CE-T207A, N6383H, WAS MANEUVERING IN LEFT TURNS WHILE CONDUCTING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, AND HAD JUST INITIATED A TURN TOWARD THE EAST. THE LEFT WINGS OF EACH AIRCRAFT WERE STRUCK BY THE OTHER AIRPLANE. WITNESSES INDICATED THAT ABOUT 2 SECONDS BEFORE IMPACT, THE PA-28 ATTEMPTED TO AVOID A COLLISION BY BEGINNING A CLIMBING RIGHT TURN. EACH AIRCRAFT CONTINUED PAST THE OTHER AND THEN BOTH SPIRALED TO THE GROUND. THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE CLEAR, VISIBILITY 3 MILES IN HAZE. NEITHER AIRPLANE WAS IN RADAR OR VOICE CONTACT WITH ANY FAA FACILITY. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF BOTH PILOTS TO SEE AND AVOID EACH OTHER. THE HAZE WAS A FACTOR.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01549


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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