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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39655
Last updated: 21 July 2020
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Date:26-SEP-1982
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300
Owner/operator:Duane Luebbe
Registration: N8690E
C/n / msn: 32R-7680157
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Berkeley Spring, WV -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Winchester, VA (W16)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE EN ROUTE, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN DURING LEVEL FLIGHT AT ABOUT 2000 FT MSL. THE IMPACT OCCURRED WHERE THE TERRAIN SLOPED UPWARD AT ABOUT A 45 DEG ANGLE. PRIOR TO TAKEOFF, THE PILOT WAS ADVISED OF MARGINAL VFR CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE OBSCURATION OF THE MOUNTAIN TOPS. VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X05049


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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