Accident Piper PA-34-220T N8455Y,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39626
 
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Date:Saturday 13 February 1982
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-220T
Owner/operator:Stanley Goldsmith
Registration: N8455Y
MSN: 34-8233002
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:106 hours
Engine model:CONTINENTAL TSIO-360-KB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Near Sonoma, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Grass Valley, CA
Destination airport:San Rafael, CA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
THE PILOT PROCEEDED VFR TOWARD A PRIVATE STRIP AFTER AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO NAPA COUNTY AIRPORT. THE VISIBILITY WAS NOT GOOD AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A HILLSIDE WHILE EN ROUTE. ABOUT 5 MI NORTH, THE WEATHER AT THE NAPA COUNTY AIRPORT WAS 500 FT OVERCAST, 1.5 MI VISIBILITY WITH FOG AND RAIN, WIND 100 DEG AT 6 KTS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X02267

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]
03-Feb-2019 22:17 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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