ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35056
Last updated: 18 June 2013
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Narrative:There was no record of a weather briefing or flight plan for the accident pilot or airplane with any flight service station. The pilot departed Parkersburg, West Virginia, and intended to fly to Saint Petersburg, Florida. About 15 minutes before the accident, a witness observed the pilot flying about 800 feet above the ground, in the vicinity of snow showers, near mountainous terrain. Witnesses that resided near the accident site reported seeing snow showers throughout the day. They heard an airplane make two passes overhead, an engine revved to full power, then silence. The reported ceiling at an airport approximately 20 miles from the accident site was 600 feet overcast. CAUSE: The pilot's continued VFR flight into IMC conditions. Factors were the pilot's inadequate preflight planning and snow showers.
|C/n / msn:|| 7138|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Willard, KY -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Parkersburg, WV (PKB)|
|Destination airport:||St. Petersburg , FL (SPG)|
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