Accident Socata TB20 Trinidad N470SP, 25 Aug 2001
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174906
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Socata TB20 Trinidad
Registration: N470SP
MSN: 456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amherst, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Nashua, NH (ASH)
Destination airport:Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Law enforcement officials issued a restraining order to the pilot at his residence. The pilot was then escorted off the property, which was located in Amherst, New Hampshire. The following morning, the pilot arrived at the airport and asked to have his airplane pulled from the hangar. Before an employee could comply with his request, the pilot pulled the airplane from the hangar himself, preflighted it, and departed. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot asked air traffic control if Amherst was "over by the green water tower." A neighbor heard an airplane flying low over the area, and watched it descend in a steep angle of bank. The neighbor lost site of the airplane, then heard the sound of three impacts. The airplane had collided with the pilot's house, and he sustained fatal injuries. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New Hampshire ruled the pilot's death a suicide.
Probable Cause: Suicide, when the pilot intentionally crashed his airplane into his house.



Revision history:

28-Mar-2015 19:38 harro Added
28-Mar-2015 19:42 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 12:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 08:01 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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