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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36733
Last updated: 29 November 2019
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Date:12-APR-1996
Time:18:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6243P
C/n / msn: 24-1348
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lakeland, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lumberton, NC (LBT)
Destination airport:Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses observed the airplane on a tight downwind for landing. The airspeed seemed slower than other airplanes in the traffic pattern. The nose of the airplane was observed to pitch up and down while on the base leg. The airplane over shot the turn to final and started a turn to the left - estimated between 35 to 45 degrees. The left wing dropped down 90 degrees as if in a stall, the nose pitched down, and the airplane collided with the terrain. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed (Vs) while turning on approach from base to final resulting in an inadvertent stall.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X05628


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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