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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37883
Last updated: 8 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Registration: N5581F
C/n / msn: 28-24914
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marshfield, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Cape Girardeau , MO (CGI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Two private pilots, neither of whom had an instrument rating, departed on a cross country flight an hour before sunrise. The airplane crashed 12 miles south of the point of departure into a heavily wooded area. Witnesses preparing to go hunting near the crash site reported low ceilings and fog. The weather observation taken ten minutes after the crash 23 miles from the crash site was ceiling measured 300 overcast, visibility 3 miles in fog. There was no record of a preflight weather brief. CAUSE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN PROPER ALTITUDE DURING A VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC CONDITIONS.



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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