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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37853
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:07-JUN-1999
Time:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151
Owner/operator:Dewitt Enterprises Inc
Registration: N246MA
C/n / msn: 28-7615170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Drummond Island, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Drummond Island, MI (Y66)
Destination airport:Sault Ste Marie, MI (CIU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane impacted trees and terrain during climbout from the Drummond Island Airport (Y66), Drummond Island, Michigan. An automatic weather surface observing system, located approximately 275 magnetic degrees and 35 nmi from Y66, reported at 1615: wind 230 at 13 knots gusting to 23 knots from 190 degrees variable 250 degrees. No engine or airframe anomalies were found.

Probable Cause: the altitude/clearance not obtained/maintained and the inadequate planning/decision by the pilot-in-command. The exceeded aircraft performance was an additional cause. The unfavorable wind and trees were contributing factors.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X18927&key=1


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]
14-Dec-2017 08:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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