Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole N294ND,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30010
 
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Date:Monday 2 October 2000
Time:19:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:University of North Dakota
Registration: N294ND
MSN: 4496029
Total airframe hrs:598 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Rapid City, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fairburn, SD (3V0)
Destination airport:Rapid City, SD (RAP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The airplane was destroyed during an in-flight collision with the terrain following an intentional pitch-up maneuver, approximately at mid-field to an altitude of 1,000 feet above ground level, and subsequent intentional nose-down maneuver which resulted in the collision with the runway. According to an Investigation Report prepared by the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, the pilot's cause of death was, "...blunt force trauma due to an airplane crash with the manner of death as suicide."
Probable Cause: Suicide

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X22111&key=1

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Mar-2015 18:54 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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 19:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2022 16:04 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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