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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248092
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II
Registration: N10KV
MSN: 32R-7887120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field (CMD/KCMD), Cullman, AL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:KCMD
Destination airport:KCMD
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot and a passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of
Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to airport surveillance video the airplane took off from runway 2 about 1740, made one
touch-and-go landing at 1746, then impacted terrain at 1748. Witnesses reported that the flight was part
of a sales transaction between the pilot who owned the airplane, and the passenger who was the potential
buyer. The pilot held a flight instructor rating and included 5 hours of free flight instruction in the
airplane's sales advertisement. The pilot stated to first responders that the airplane “lost power,” he
succumbed to his injuries 2 days after the accident.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted a wooded area on a residential
property, at an elevation of 930 ft mean sea level (msl). The wreckage debris path was about 350 ft long
and oriented on a magnetic heading of 130°. The airplane came to rest inverted, a postimpact fire
consumed most of the wreckage; however, all major structural components of the airplane were located
within the debris field.

The flap selector handle was observed in the first detent position consistent with a 10° flap setting.
Flight control cable continuity was confirmed from the cockpit controls to the respective control
surfaces for the stabilator and rudder. The aileron cables remained attached to the forward cockpit chain
segment and were continuous to the bellcranks in each wing. The turnbuckle at the center of the forward
aileron chain segment and the turnbuckle in the center of the aileron balance cable were both fractured at
their mid points. The fuel selector valve was found in the “OFF” position.

The engine was partially separated and sustained impact and fire damage. No crankcase anomalies were
noted. The engine rotated smoothly by manually turning the propeller hub. All three of the propeller
blades remained in the propeller hub and attached to the crankshaft propeller flange. Continuity was
confirmed throughout the engine and thumb compression was attained on all cylinders.

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

21-Feb-2021 02:01 Geno Added
21-Feb-2021 02:52 Geno Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2021 04:25 Geno Updated [Total occupants]
21-Feb-2021 04:45 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Feb-2021 19:49 oldnavy Updated [Source]
22-Feb-2021 05:05 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Feb-2021 08:36 Cornutt Updated [Narrative]
10-Jul-2021 08:40 aaronwk Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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