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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22893
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:18-SEP-2008
Time:20:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar
Owner/operator:Floyd Brooks Williams
Registration: N97TS
C/n / msn: 60-8265036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kremmling, COlorado -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Las Vegas, NV (KVGT)
Destination airport:Kremmling, CO (K20V)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to radar and Global Positioning System data, the pilot overflew the airport from the southwest and turned to the west to maneuver into position for landing on runway 9. Several witnesses observed the airplane to the west of the airport at a low altitude, appearing to enter a turn that was followed by a "rapid descent" and impact with the ground. The ground scars and damage to the airplane were consistent with a near-vertical descent and impact. An examination of the airplane and its systems revealed no preaccident anomalies. The moon was obscured by an overcast sky and dark night conditions were prevalent.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain aircraft control, resulting in an aerodynamic stall and spin.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080924X01523&key=1
1. Plane Crash Near Kremmling Kills 2 - Twin engine plane crash also killed 2 dogs on board
2. Preliminary FAA Report
3. Flight Aware Tracker


Images:


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2008 10:18 robbreid Added
22-Sep-2008 11:04 Topaz Updated
05-Oct-2010 15:43 harro Updated
03-Dec-2017 13:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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