Mid-air collision Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N7152Y,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39547
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Date:Thursday 7 March 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:Phoenix East Aviation
Registration: N7152Y
MSN: 44-8095016
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Flagler Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A student pilot and flight instructor (CFI) in Piper PA-44, N7152Y, departed on an instructional flight. About 24 minutes later, a pilot and three passengers in Piper PA-28, N4258T, departed from the same airport on a personal sightseeing flight. After their departures, radar service for each airplane was terminated. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed in the area. Later, the PA-44 was observed flying southbound, paralleling a beach, about 1/2 to 3/4 mile offshore over the Atlantic Ocean. At about the same time, the PA-28 was observed to turn to a westly heading. The two airplanes converged, and a collision occurred at about 600 feet mean sea level in uncontrolled airspace. The airplanes and airplane parts were observed to descend and fall in ocean water. CAUSE: inadequate visual lookout by the pilots in both airplanes, which resulted in their failure to see-and-avoid conflicting traffic.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Sep-2017 08:15 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source]
17-Nov-2022 16:00 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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