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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36424
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:24-OCT-1997
Time:19:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28RT-201
Owner/operator:Charles Dine
Registration: N8146R
MSN: 28R-8018032
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hazen, AR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Little Rock, AR (1M1)
Destination airport:Murfreesboro, TN (MBT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While on a dark night cross country flight, the airplane impacted trees and terrain following a loss of aircraft control by the non instrument rated private pilot. Sky conditions along the flight route were 2,700 feet broken variable to 3,100 overcast ceilings and the controller last observed the aircraft transponder code at an altitude of 2,100 feet msl. The pilot's total flight time was 132.0 hours of which 7.7 hours were at night. The pilot had received 3.5 hours of dual flight instruction, and a complex aircraft endorsement in the accident aircraft. Flight control continuity was confirmed. No anomalies that would preclude engine operation were noted. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Factors were the pilot's lack of total experience in the make and model of aircraft, the pilot's lack of total night flight experience, and the dark night conditions,

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08997


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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