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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29984
Last updated: 19 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200
Registration: N238Z
C/n / msn: 34-8070282
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Collins–Loveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Colo. Springs, CO (COS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was executing an ILS approach to an uncontrolled airport in low visibility conditions. He had his landing light and strobe lights on and failed to activate the pilot controlled runway lights. When his passenger informed him she saw lights, he went visual and could not see either the ground or runway environment. The aircraft drifted right and impacted the ground approximately 800 feet right and 1,000 feet down the runway. The landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slid to a stop on a taxiway adjacent to the ramp area.
Probable Cause: Failure by the pilot to follow instrument approach procedures and execute a missed approach when the runway environment was not in sight at decision height. A factor was low ceiling.


FAA register: 2.

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Feb-2015 00:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Feb-2015 00:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport]
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]
12-Dec-2017 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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