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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35734
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Date:27-NOV-1983
Time:13:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5396L
C/n / msn: 28-4705
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lexington, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nashville, TN (BNA)
Destination airport:Pine Bluff, AR (PBF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A VERTICAL DESCENT DURING IMC WEATHER ON A X-COUNTRY flight. THE PLT HAD FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN BUT HE WAS A STUDENT WITH LIMITED EXPERIENCE AND WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. ALSO HE WAS CARRYING A PASSENGER. THE CONTROLLER WHO HAD BEEN WORKING THE FLT HAD NOTED A LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM ON THE PART OF THE PLT IN HIS HOLDING OFHEADINGS AND REPORTING PROCEDURES. WHEN THE FLT FINALLY ENCOUNTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND TURBULENCE RADIO CONTACT WAS LOST.THE LAST RADIO CONTACT WAS AT APPROXIMATELY 1346. THE MKC FSS SPECIALIST STATED TO MEMPHIS CENTER AT 1346:07 THAT THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS IN SEVERE TURBULENCE & DID NOT KNOW HIS LOCATION. THE ACFT CRASHED ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF LEXINGTON, TN. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44985


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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