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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38798
Last updated: 11 October 2020
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Date:08-AUG-1985
Time:21:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:Southern Jersey Aviation
Registration: N3462M
C/n / msn: 287816344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cape May, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wilmington, DE (ILG)
Destination airport:Ocean City, NJ (26N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
CREW MEMBERS OF A COAST GUARD HELICOPTER, OBSERVED AN ACFT FLYING AT ABOUT 1500 FT ABOVE THE WATER. ACCORDING TO THEM, THE ACFT PITCHED DOWN INTO A 60 TO 70 DEG NOSE LOW ATTITUDE & COLLIDED WITH THE WATER. THE HELICOPTER WAS IMMEDIATELY FLOWN TO THE ACDNT SITE; HOWEVER, THE DOWNED ACFT COULD NOT BE SEEN. LATER, THE FATALLY INJURED PLT & DEBRIS FROM THE ACFT WERE FOUND, BUT THE MAIN WRECKAGE WAS NOT LOCATED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37603


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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