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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34887
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Date:09-DEC-1984
Time:05:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-44-180
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2104D
MSN: 447995129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gig Harbor, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salem, OR (SLE)
Destination airport:Tacoma, WA (TIW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT DEPARTED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS FROM SALEM, OR, DESTINED FOR GIG HARBOR. UPON ARRIVAL IN THE DESTINATION AREA THE PLT WAS IN RADIO CONTACT WITH SEATTLE APCON. THE PLT REPORTED HE WAS UNABLE TO AQUIRE VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE ARPT. VECTORS WERE PROVIDED BY CONTROLLERS. RADAR INFO OBTAINED DURING THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE ACFT WAS IN A CONSISTENT DESCENT WITH THE LOWEST ALT READING BEING 300 FT MSL. THE LAST RADAR TARGET RECEIVED SHOWED THE ACFT WITHIN 1000 FT OF THE HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE AT 600 FT. THE WEATHER WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING FOGGY NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE AREA. THE PLT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41889


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