Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N711AV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 296173
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Date:Wednesday 26 February 2003
Time:11:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:Sabrina Beacham
Registration: N711AV
MSN: 44-7995215
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Blue Bell, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Philadelphia-Wings Field Airport, PA (KLOM)
Destination airport:Blue Bell, PA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was departing a 3,700-foot-long, 75-foot-wide, asphalt runway. The pilot stated he applied power to both engines and approximately 300 feet down the runway, he experienced an "aggressive" yaw to the right. He attempted to correct with left rudder, and then retarded the throttles. The airplane departed the right side of the runway and impacted a snowbank. A witness reported he observed the airplane as it was departing the right side of the runway and noticed that the right propeller appeared to be revolving at a much slower rate then the left propeller. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any mechanical malfunctions.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control after a loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

13-Oct-2022 17:29 ASN Update Bot Added
17-Nov-2022 16:05 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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