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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34632
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Date:01-MAY-1994
Time:21:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-201T
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N47628
C/n / msn: 28R7703411
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:La Verne, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Claremont, CA (CCB)
Destination airport:Pacoima, CA (WHP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT ASKED THE FSS FOR ONLY THE CURRENT AND FORECAST DESTINATION WEATHER. A NOTAM REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF THE DESTINATION AIRPORT WAS NOT GIVEN TO THE PILOT. EN ROUTE THE PILOT CONTACTED ATC FOR VFR ADVISORIES THROUGH THE ARSA TO THE DESTINATION AIRPORT. HE WAS THEN ADVISED IT WAS CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE PILOT REPORTED HE WOULD RETURN TO CLAREMONT. RECORDED RADAR DATA SHOWED THAT THE AIRPLANE REVERSED COURSE, BEGAN A CLIMB FROM 6,500 TO 7,000 FT, THEN BEGAN A DESCENT WHICH CONTINUED TO IMPACT IN THE FOOTHILLS IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE GREATER LOS ANGELES BASIN. THE LAST RECORDED MODE C ALTITUDE WAS 3,400 FT. THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS AT 2,600 FT. TOXICOLOGICAL EXAMINATION SHOWED THERAPEUTIC LEVELS OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (0.64 MG/L BLOOD, 0.15 MG/L LIVER), PROMETHAZINE (3.4 MG/KG LIVER), AND BROMPHENIRAMINE (3.0 MG/KG LIVER). PROMETHAZINE IS PROHIBITED FOR USE BY PILOTS WHILE FLYING. THE PILOT HAD A COLD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF A FLIGHT ROUTE AND EN ROUTE DESCENT ALTITUDE INSUFFICIENT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE TERRAIN CLEARANCE. FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE DARK NIGHT LIGHT CONDITION AND THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01312


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
24-Sep-2018 17:16 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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