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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44493
Last updated: 21 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:American Winds Flight Academy
Registration: N217AW
C/n / msn: 28-25046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Edinburg, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Akron, OH (AKR)
Destination airport:Youngstown, OH (YNG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was en route to the destination airport to take his private pilot practical examination. Witnesses observed the airplane flying level, and then "appear to turn around" just prior to entering a nose-down attitude, and impacting terrain. Examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical deficiencies. The pilot had accumulated 51 hours of total flight experience in the 7 months prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 08:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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