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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36360
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:29-AUG-1986
Time:17:30 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne IA
Owner/operator:Piper Aircraft
Registration: N284MC
C/n / msn: 31T-1104012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Montgomery, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rochester, New York (ROC/KROC)
Destination airport:Montgomery, New York (MGJ/KMGJ)
Narrative:
AFTER CANCELLING HIS IFR FLIGHT PLAN, THE PA-31 PILOT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR RUNWAY 26 ON A CROSSWIND LEG. HE DID NOT SEE ANY TRAFFIC ON DOWNWIND AS HE ENTERED THE PATTERN. HE VISUALLY CLEARED THE AREA BELOW AND TO HIS RIGHT WHILE ON DOWNWIND, AND, AS HE LOOKED UP AND FORWARD HE SAW THE CESSNA 152 IN FRONT OF HIM. THE CESSNA WAS ALSO ON THE DOWNWIND LEG FOR RUNWAY 26.

THE PA-31 PILOT, UPON SEEING THE CESSNA, PULLED UP AND TO THE RIGHT, BUT THE LEFT LANDING GEAR AND UNDERSIDE OF HIS AIRCRAFT DESTROYED THE EMPENNAGE OF THE CESSNA WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE PA-31 PILOT WAS ABLE TO LAND HIS AIRCRAFT, BUT THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING ROLL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CHI86MA212A at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X34442
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=284MC
3. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/ny/N284MC/


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]
03-Aug-2017 20:17 TB Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source]
06-Aug-2017 19:28 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Sep-2017 13:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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