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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35652
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Registration: N4484F
C/n / msn: 28-7790032
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fifield, WI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wisconsin Rapid, WI (ISW)
Destination airport:Park Falls, WI (PKF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witness reported they heard the airplane 'flying very low about 200 feet above the trees.' It did 'several sharp turns, climbs, and dives.' One reported he could not initially see the airplane because 'it was too foggy.' The airplane 'broke through the fog at about 200 feet above the ground at about a 45 degree angle. About one second later the plane impacted the water.' Examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunction. The engine operated normally during a test run. CAUSE: the pilot's attempted visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in spatial disorientation and loss of control. A factor was the fog.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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