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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199652
Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Time:20:15 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne I
Owner/operator:Cianbro Corporation
Registration: N6192A
C/n / msn: 31T-7904009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, Maine -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine (PWM/KWPM)
Destination airport:Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, Maine (FAA LID:2B7)
Written off (destroyed) February 18, 1993 when crashed on landing at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, Maine. The pilot tried to activate the radio-controlled runway boundary lights when he was about 10 miles from the airfield, and again while he was in the traffic pattern, but he was unsuccessful.

However, he continued the descent to approximately 500 feet agl using the runway VASIs. The pilot stated that he had the airport in sight and 'felt well enough in sight to complete landing'. The aircraft touched down in approximately 18 inches of snow 60 feet off the right side of the runway. The pilot reported that as he got closer to the ground he realised it was snow-mobile tracks and not the runway he could see. He tried to go-around but the aircraft impacted the ground collapsing the nose undercarriage.

The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident to be: The pilot's inadequate in-flight decision to continue a landing without runway lights, and his delay in initiating a go-around. A related factor was the pilot's over confidence in his ability.

Registration N6192A cancelled by the FAA on February 7, 1996 as "destroyed"


1. NTSB Identification: BFO93LA028 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

13-Sep-2017 15:00 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Sep-2017 15:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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