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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35104
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:17-JAN-1997
Time:13:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-236
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8263Y
C/n / msn: 28-8111001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Alton, NH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Farmingdale, NY (FRG)
Destination airport:Saranac Lake, NY (SLK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot, 46, and his 71-year old mother who was a pilot rated passenger (PRP) were on a cross country flight, when 25 minutes into the flight the PRP radioed ATC that the pilot was sick. ATC and the pilot of another airplane attempted to talk the PRP down, but after about 20 minutes the PRP reported being tired and nauseated. No further transmissions were received from the airplane, and it flew an additional 1 1/2 hours before it descended into a heavily wooded area. Examination of the wreckage revealed cracks and heavy pitting corrosion of the muffler case which allowed exhaust gases to enter the space between the muffler and the shroud, and to enter the cabin area. Toxicological tests showed that the pilot and the PRP had carbon monoxide levels of 43% and 69%. The airplane had an annual inspection completed 1 year prior to the accident, and had accumulated over 88 hours since the inspection. CAUSE: An exhaust gas leak, due to inadequate maintenance, which resulted in carbon monoxide poisoning, and incapacitation of the pilot.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07303


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2019 13:51 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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