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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34741
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:22-FEB-1985
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:Norment Industries Inc
Registration: N100RN
C/n / msn: 31T-7820091
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Berz-Macomb Airport, Utica, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Montgomery, Aalabama (MGM/KMGM)
Destination airport:Berz-Macomb Airport, Utica, Michigan (UIZ/KUIZ)
Narrative:
THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A VOR APPROACH AND MISSED. HE ADVISED ATC HE WAS GOING TO ATTEMPT THE NDB & IF HE COULD NOT SEE THE RUNWAY, HE WOULD GO TO METRO AT DETROIT OR PONTIAC. ON THE NDB APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK TREES 960 FT BELOW THE MOA. THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER LANDING ON THE NOSE & TOP OF THE FUSELAGE.

CAUSE: The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND
DECISION HEIGHT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND
JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

Registration N100RN cancelled by the FAA on April 26, 1991

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CHI85FA120 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X35645
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=100RN
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1985/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-cheyenne-in-utica-2-killed/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
06-Aug-2017 19:24 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
17-Sep-2017 23:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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