ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39548
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Narrative:On September 6, 1998, about 2323 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-44-180, N922ER, registered to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, crashed on runway 7 left at Daytona Beach International Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed and the commercial-rated pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Daytona Beach, the same day, about 2304.
|Date:||Sunday 6 September 1998|
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
|Owner/operator:||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
|Total airframe hrs:||1724 hours|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB/KDAB), FL -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB)|
|Destination airport:||Daytona Beach International Airport, FL (DAB)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The pilot gained unauthorized access to the aircraft and departed the airport followed a short time later by a request to ATC for an ILS approach to runway 7 left. As the flight approached the runway it was observed at a high altitude and when questioned if he could get down and land, the pilot reported 'this will be my final landing.' Witnesses observed the aircraft fly over the end of the runway at about 600 feet and then descend in a nose low attitude until impact with the runway. Engine power was observed to go to full power as the aircraft descended. The pilot was observed to have consumed alcohol beverages prior to the accident and was found to have a alcohol level of .15 g/dl in the liver. The pilot left a note stating 'I do not want to live.' The Medical Examiners Office ruled the manner of death as suicide.
Probable Cause: The pilot's use of the aircraft to commit suicide.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Report number: || |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||2 years and 5 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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