ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39862
Last updated: 24 October 2014
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Date:18-JAN-1982
Time:1630
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4583J
C/n / msn: 28R-30453
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blairsville, GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Atlanta, GA (FTY)
Destination airport:Morristown, TN
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED ATLANTA, GA ON A FLIGHT WITH NO FLIGHT PLAN TO AN INTENDED FINAL DESTINATION OF MORRISTOWN, TN. HOWEVER, DURING A WEATHER BRIEFING, THE PILOT HAD INQUIRED ABOUT THE TRI-CITIES AIRPORT AT BRISTOL, TN. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON UPWARD SLOPING TERRAIN ON THE EAST SIDE OF BLOOD MOUNTAIN. NEAR THE IMPACT POINT WITH THE GROUND, THE TREE TOPS WERE SEVERED ALONG A LINE WITH A ZERO ANGLE OF DECLINATION. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 3680 FT MSL. AT THE NEARBY MCGEE-TYSON AND TRI-CITIES AIRPORTS, THERE WERE OVERCAST SKY CONDITIONS WITH CEILINGS OF 1900 AND 1800 FT RESPECTIVELY; THE RESPECTIVE AIRPORT ELEVATIONS WERE 832 AND 1519 FT. THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT HAD RECEIVED ABOUT FIVE HOURS OF INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TRAINING. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X01723


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