Accident Piper PA-28-151 N6245J,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178001
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Date:Tuesday 1 June 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-151
Owner/operator:Executive Flight Inc.
Registration: N6245J
MSN: 28-7615344
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:3652 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Easton, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:East Wentachee, WA (EAT)
Destination airport:Seattle, WA (BFI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Both airline transport pilots reported that they were flying over mountainous terrain. Estimated altitude above the ground was about 1,500 to 2,000 feet. The pilot-in-command made a turn into a narrow valley that rose to a ridgeline at its end. While in the valley, the pilot-in-command noted the rising terrain and reported that he began a slow full power climb as they approached the rising terrain. The pilot reported that during the climb, the aircraft's performance seemed to decline. The pilot determined that they would not have sufficient altitude to clear the terrain and he began a turn to the left to reverse course, however, the engine did not have enough power to complete the turn before the aircraft collided with the terrain. Post-accident inspection of the aircraft and engine found no evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain terrain clearance while maneuvering in mountainous terrain. Mountain terrain was a factor.




Revision history:

21-Jul-2015 16:18 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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