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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36223
Last updated: 26 February 2017
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Date:01-SEP-1985
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-235-B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9340W
C/n / msn: 2811026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rion, SC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Darlington, SC (6J7)
Destination airport:Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
Narrative:
THE ACFT HAD BEEN CRUISING AT 10,500 FT FOR SEVERAL MIN AND THEN INFORMED ATC THAT THEY WERE CLIMBING TO 12,500 FT DUE TO VFR. SHORTLY THERE AFTER THE ACFT DISAPPEARED FROM THE RADAR SCOPE. WITNESSES HEARD THE ENGINE MAKING AN UNUSUAL SOUND AND LOOKED UP AND SAW THE ACFT FALLING FROM THE SKY AND PARTS FALLING FROM IT. ONE WITNESS CLAIMED TO HAVE SEEN THE ACFT COME OUT OF A CLOUD. A SQUALL LINE AND HEAVY RAIN WERE REPORTED IN THE AREA A SHORT TIME LATER BY PEOPLE IN THE LOCAL AREA. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37682


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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