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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37814
Last updated: 25 December 2019
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Date:21-MAR-1983
Time:14:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N1057Q
C/n / msn: 32R-7780220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rochester, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Ft. Worth, TX (FTW)
Destination airport:Champaign (CMI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT EXPERIENCED AN IN-FLT BREAK-UP DURING DESCENT. THE PILOT HAD REPORTED ON THE RADIO TO KANSAS CITY ARTCC THAT HEWAS HAVING SEVERE CHEST PAINS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. RADAR CONTACT WITH THE PLANE WAS LOST AT 1425 CST. THE PILOT HAD REPORTED HE WAS MANUALLY FLYING THE ACFT. WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT COME OUT OF THE CLOUDS IN A SPIN. THEY SAW SEPARATE PIECES OF THE ACFT FALLING AFTER THE MAIN PORTIONS HAD DESCENDED. THEY HAD HEARD THE ENGINE SOUNDS WHICH MADE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE ACFT WAS DOING STUNTS. THE AUTOPSY REPORT STATED THAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF THE PILOT WAS ATHEROSCLEROTIC CORONARY ARTERY HEART DISEASE. THE PILOT HAD BEEN HOPITALIZED IN 10/92 DUE TO CHEST PAINS. HE WAS TESTED FOR CORONARY PROBLEMS. NO EVIDENCE OF CORONARY DISEASE WAS FOUND. HE WAS TREATED FOR HYPERTENSION BUT REPORTEDLY WOULD NOT TAKE HIS MEDICINE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42356


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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