ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38372
Last updated: 23 November 2014
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Date:23-JUL-1982
Time:2050
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-601P
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3642T
C/n / msn: 61P827816343
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Of Wicken, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Torrance, CA (C)
Destination airport:Phoenix, AZ (AI)
Narrative:
AT ABOUT 1005 MST THE PLT RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING FOR A FLT TO FLORIDA WITH AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN TEXAS. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WAS FORECAST ALONG THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF flight. THE BRIEFER ADVISED THE PLT TO GET AN UPDATED BRIEFING BEFORE DEPARTURE BECAUSE OF THE DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY & TO USE THE SERVICES OF ENROUTE FLIGHT WATCH OUTLETS IN OBTAINING PIREP INFORMATION. AT 2045 THE PLT CONTACTED PHOENIX TRACON & STATED HIS INTENTION TO LAND AT PHOENIX. THE PLT INDICATED HE WAS IN THE CLOUDS AT 17,500 FT. RADIO & RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST AT 2049. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND APPROXIMATELY 28 MI WNW OF LUKE AFB. PORTIONS OF BOTH WINGS WERE LOCATED 3 MI FROM THE WRECKAGE. THE ABOVE WX IS THE 2055 OBSERVATION AT LUKE AFB. THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE REPORTED STRONG WINDS & HEAVY ELECTRICAL STORMS IN THE AREA. A HELICOPTER PLT ESTIMATED A CEILING OF 1,500 FT OVERCAST. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03684


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