ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45601
Last updated: 20 April 2014
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Date:31-MAR-2002
Time:1153
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T
Owner/operator:Louis Miller Scheidt, Jr.
Registration: N2BX
C/n / msn: 34-7770344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Apex, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brunswick, GA (SSI)
Destination airport:Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
Narrative:
Upon arriving at the destination airport, the pilot was issued radar vectors to a final approach course for the ILS runway 5R approach. While on the final approach course the controller issued course correction information to the pilot, but the erratic movement of the airplane continued until the airplane descended and disappeared from radar coverage. A witness near the accident site saw the airplane as it fell from the sky in several pieces. Examination of the accident site disclosed that the airplane wreckage was scattered over an area 3/4 mile long. The wreckage examination also failed to disclose a mechanical or system malfunction or component failure. A review of the weather data showed low clouds with a 5500 foot overcast condition at the time of the accident. CAUSE: The pilot experienced spatial disorientation that resulted in the loss of control and the overload failure of the airframe. A factor was low visibility and ceilings.


Sources:
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020405X00469&key=1


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