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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34653
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Date:03-AUG-1984
Time:21:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180F
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3963R
C/n / msn: 287105068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cable, WI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cable, WI (3CU)
Destination airport:Valparaiso, IN (VPZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES & GROUND DURING IMC WX AT NIGHT. THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING AT 1731 HRS CDT BY PHONE FROM HIBBING FSS. HE WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. NO OTHER WX BRIEFING FOR THIS FLT WAS RECORDED. WITNESSES AT THE airport OF DEPARTURE SAID THE WX WAS DETERIORATING AS THE PLT PREPARED TO LEAVE. HE SAID HE COULD POP THRUTHE LOW SCUD WITH NO PROBLEM. THE airport MGR CALLED HIM ON UNICOM WHEN SHE HEARD THE ENG START TO ASK HIM IF HE WAS LEAVING. HE SAID HE WAS BECAUSE THE WX WAS FORECAST TO WORSEN BY MORNING. HE DEPARTED AT ABOUT 2145 HRS EDT ON RWY 16. THE PLT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY WITNESSES FOR 20-30 SECONDS AFTER TAKEOFF AND WAS SEEN MAKINGA SLIGHT TURN TO THE SW. THIS WAS THE LAST TIME THE ACFT WAS SEEN IN flight. THE WRECKAGE WAS NOT LOCATED FOR 30 DAYS. THE airport MGR LATER STATED THAT THE VISIBILITY AT THE airport THAT NIGHT WAS LIMITED TO 1500 FT DUE TO GROUND FOG. ANOTHER PLT TERMINATED HIS FLT DUE TO THE FOG AND SAID THAT THE AREA HAD BEEN ABOUT 50 PERCENT COVERED BY FOG. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X40614


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