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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45775
Last updated: 19 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28RT-201
Owner/operator:Fort Meade Flying Activity
Registration: N2869F
MSN: 28R-7918184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rohrersville, MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Zanesville, OH (ZZV)
Destination airport:Annapolis, MD (ANP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was observed flying in and out of the clouds when it impacted a mountain, at an elevation of 1,355 feet. The peak of the ridgeline was 1,800 feet msl, 3/4 mile east of the accident site. Weather at the time of the accident included mist and fog, and the peak of the mountain was obscured by low cloud ceilings. At the time of the accident, an AIRMET had been issued for IFR conditions and mountain obscuration. The pilot did not obtain a weather briefing or file a flight plan on the day of the accident. Examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical deficiencies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's continued VFR flight into obscured, mountanous terrain. Factors included the rising terrain and weather obscuration.




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 12:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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