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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39796
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Date:06-AUG-1983
Time:19:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28RT-201T
Owner/operator:Richard Long
Registration: N2122Z
MSN: 28R-7931147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Seminole, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hobbs, NM (HOB)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
PRIOR TO THE FLT, THE PLT & PASSENGERS WERE OBSERVED DRINKING BEER IN A LOUNGE. THEY TOLD WITNESSES THAT THEY WERE GOING TO THE airport TO EAT & WERE LATER SEEN AT A RESTAURANT ON THE ARPT. AFTER THAT, THEY DECIDED TO FLY. THE TAKEOFF TIME & PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS NOT DETERMINED. AT ABOUT 1920 CDT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SUPPORT CABLE OF A LARGE ROTARY IRRIGATION SYS & CRASHED. THE COLLISION OCCURRED AT AN ALT OF APRX 20 FT AGL. NO KNOWN WITNESSES SAW THE ACCIDENT, BUT AN UNIDENTIFIED WITNESS TOLD LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL THAT HE SAW THE ACFT FLYING THRU THE SPRINKLER SPRAY PRIOR TO THE COLLISION. TWO OTHER WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT FLING LOW IN THE VICINITY. WITH THE IRRIGATION SPRINKLERS OPERATING, THE SUPPORT CABLES WERE HARD TO SEE. THE PLT'S BLOOD WAS CHECKED & AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.108% WAS FOUND. ALSO, THE PLT HAD A POSITIVE TEST FOR MARIJUANA. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44136


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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