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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 86808
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Apache
Registration: N5985Y
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Near Drummond Island Airport, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:KDRM
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private aircraft N5985Y was enroute to Drummond Island Airport and was given descent by ATC to the minimum IFR altitude of 3200 feet. The controller noticed the aircraft had descended below that altitude and questioned the pilot. The pilot reported that he was unable to maintain altitude due to icing. N5985Y was observed to deviate from a course towards Drummond Island. N5985Y declared an emergency, advised that he had a field in sight and was ""going in"". The last radar return was at 1700 feet, approximately 23 miles west of KDRM. At approximately 1710Z, Green Bay FSS telephoned to report that the pilot of N5985Y had called, reporting that he had landed in a field, the aircraft was damaged and that all three persons aboard had exited unhurt.


CADORS 2002O1608

Revision history:

24-Dec-2010 05:12 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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