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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173066
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:02-MAR-2004
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2588A
C/n / msn: 38-78A0768
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Sugar Land, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Victoria, TX (VCT)
Destination airport:Pearland, TX (LVJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While en route to his destination, the 170-hour non-instrument rated private pilot encountered adverse weather conditions and elected to perform a precautionary landing in an open field. During the landing roll, the airplane collided with a barbed-wire fence, nosed over, and came to rest in the inverted position. The pilot had not obtained a weather briefing; however, he had obtained some weather information on the internet from DUATS.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper weather evaluation, and his encounter with adverse weather conditions. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the precautionary landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040308X00290&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2015 15:16 Noro Added
13-Apr-2015 16:01 Noro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
13-Apr-2015 16:02 Noro Updated [Time]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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