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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23547
Last updated: 20 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:GMG Corporation
Registration: N3DP
C/n / msn: 28-7325252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Hereford, 12 NM south of Sherbrooke, Quebec -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lawrence, Mass (KLWM)
Destination airport:Bromont (CZBM)
PA28 N3DP departed the Lawrence, Maine, airport (KLWM) at or about 1230Z on 15 November on a VFR flight to Bromont (CZBM). The pilot was at 8,500 feet above the clouds and unable to find a hole in the clouds to descend. He tried to reach Sherbrooke (CYSC) Airport, but was still unable to descend. He therefore decided to turn back because of the bad weather. (Sherbrooke weather at 1600Z: 27009KT, 9SM, BKN014, OVC036, 02/00, A2958, RMK CF5SC3).

His last contact with Montreal ACC was at or about 1505 UTC when he was 12 miles south of Sherbrooke southbound at 8000 feet. Montreal ACC had just asked him to contact the Boston Centre. The pilot never spoke to the Boston Centre. Montreal ACC received a report that an aircraft had been seen descending near Mount Hereford.

The Quebec (CYQB) FSS alerted RCC Trenton, which undertook searches, but they had to be discontinued because of the bad weather. The searches were resumed on 16 November, and the aircraft was located at the foot of Mount Hereford. The pilot, alone on board, was dead.


1. CADORS 2000Q0690

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Mar-2015 15:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure 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]
08-Feb-2017 06:59 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]

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