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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37524
Last updated: 7 January 2021
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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: N3693M
C/n / msn: 7890322
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wellington, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:(EGT)
Destination airport:, KS (EGT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane had been delivered to the owner after undergoing a major engine overhaul at Newburgh, NY. The private pilot was also the mechanic who had performed the overhaul and the ferry flight. The last refueling was performed between 4.2 and 4.5 flight hours prior to the accident during the ferry flight from Newburgh to Wellington. The airplane had departed the Wellington Airport, and was returning, when it was observed 'twisitng and falling straight donw.' The airplane impacted in a near vertical attitude. Post crash inspection revealed no indications of fuel or propeller rotation at impact. No mechanical anomalies were discovered with the airplane or engine. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the emergency descent, resulting in a stall-spin. Factors were fuel exhaustion resulting from improper fuel calculations by the pilot.



Revision history:

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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