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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18959
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne I
Owner/operator:International Textile Fabrics
Registration: N222GW
C/n / msn: 31T-7904050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chamblee, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Dekalb Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, Georgia (PDK/KPDK)
Following a localiser only instrument approach to Runway 20L the aircraft landed hard, collapsing the right main undercarriage. The windscreen had become fogged during the approach. The pilot stated that the windscreen defrosting system was not used and that there were no mechanical malfunctions.

Because of the fogged windscreen, the pilot misjudged the landing sink rate and failed to flare prior to touchdown. The accident happened in darkness (19:00 Local Time) and in IMC.

The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident to be: The pilot misjudged the landing flare. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to defrost the windshield during the approach

Remains broken up for spares by Dodson International Parts, Ottawa (Kansas). Last noted 30 April 2013


1. NTSB ID ATL90LA065 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
18-Aug-2012 16:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Apr-2015 00:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2015 20:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Aug-2017 19:38 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Damage]

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