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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38218
Last updated: 14 May 2021
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Date:05-OCT-1998
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N648FL
MSN: 28-7125557
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bad Axe, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sebewiang, MI (BAX)
Destination airport:(BAX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to witnesses, the airplane entered the traffic pattern at about 1000 feet agl without making any radio calls. The airplane was seen at 75 to 100 feet agl on what appeared to be a downwind leg for runway 21, but runway 17 was available. The wind was from 140 degrees at 10 knots gusting to 15. The airplane's right wing impacted a utility pole at 19.5 feet agl and 12 feet below the wires, The first ground scar was 260 feet from the pole and the main wreckage was located 306 feet from the pole. The main wreckage was consumed by fire. The pilot was seated in the right seat and a non-pilot rated passenger was in the left front seat. The pilot was not a flight instructor. The inspection of the airplane revealed no pre-impact anomalies. Witnesses reported the pilot characteristically made all required and advisory radio calls when approaching or operating in the traffic pattern. The pilot had been diagnosed with mild to moderate coronary disease and had complained of tightness in the chest. The toxicology report indicated negative results for drugs. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate altitude/clearance from the wires.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X11208


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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