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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35140
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Date:12-OCT-1982
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-300
Owner/operator:Early Bird Coporation
Registration: N77QT
C/n / msn: 32-7240100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near St. Croix , VI -   U.S. Virgin Islands
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Christiansted, VI (STX)
Destination airport:San Juan, PR (SJU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT DEPARTED ST CROIX, VI AT ABOUT 2000 LOCAL TIME ON A VFR FLIGHT TO SAN JUAN, PR. THE WEATHER WAS VFR, BUT IT WAS A DARK NIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT FAILED TO ARRIVE AT ITS DESTINATION AND A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. ABOUT 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE ST CROIX VOR, FLOATING DEBRIS WAS FOUND WHICH INCLUDED A SEAT, ONE MAIN GEAR, SOME INSULATION PANELS AND THE AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE RECOVERED PARTS SHOWED THAT THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE OCEAN WATER AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04925


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