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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35104
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-236
Registration: N8263Y
MSN: 28-8111001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alton, NH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Farmingdale, NY (FRG)
Destination airport:Saranac Lake, NY (SLK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot, 46, and his 71-year old mother who was a pilot rated passenger (PRP) were on a cross country flight, when 25 minutes into the flight the PRP radioed ATC that the pilot was sick. ATC and the pilot of another airplane attempted to talk the PRP down, but after about 20 minutes the PRP reported being tired and nauseated. No further transmissions were received from the airplane, and it flew an additional 1 1/2 hours before it descended into a heavily wooded area. Examination of the wreckage revealed cracks and heavy pitting corrosion of the muffler case which allowed exhaust gases to enter the space between the muffler and the shroud, and to enter the cabin area. Toxicological tests showed that the pilot and the PRP had carbon monoxide levels of 43% and 69%. The airplane had an annual inspection completed 1 year prior to the accident, and had accumulated over 88 hours since the inspection. CAUSE: An exhaust gas leak, due to inadequate maintenance, which resulted in carbon monoxide poisoning, and incapacitation of the pilot.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2019 13:51 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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