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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39539
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Date:22-NOV-1993
Time:01:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N84PM
C/n / msn: 46-8408004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mountain Home, ID -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Twin Falls, ID (TWF)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH 'LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS CONDUCT WITH A MINOR.' HE WAS JAILED ON FRIDAY & RELEASED ON BOND ON SATURDAY. DURING A MEETING WITH A FRIEND IN THE PILOT'S CAR ON SUNDAY EVENING, HE WAS DRINKING BEER. THE FRIEND SAID THE PILOT MADE COMMENTS REFERRING TO INTENTIONALLY CRASHING THE AIRCRAFT & THAT 'HE DIDN'T WANT TO DIE, BUT DIDN'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER WAY.' HE HAD A GUN IN THE CAR & TOLD THE FRIEND 'DON'T CALL THE POLICE OR I'LL KILL MYSELF SOONER.' THE PILOT DEPARTED TWIN FALLS AT ABOUT 2230 ON SUNDAY NIGHT IN HIS PA-46. HE FLEW TO BOISE, ID (VIA ELY, NV) BEFORE TURNING BACK TOWARD TWIN FALLS. AFTER PASSING OVER BOISE, INTERMITTENT RADIO CONTACT WAS MADE BETWEEN THE AIRPLANE & APPROACH CONTROL. RADAR VECTORS & DESCENT WERE ISSUED. RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST DURING DESCENT & PILOT ANNOUNCED DESCENDING THRU 11,000'; 38 SEC LATER, HE REPORTED AT 6000'. GROUND IMPACT WAS AT 4650'. TOXICOLOGY TESTS OF THE PILOT'S LUNG & MUSCLE TISSUE SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 175 & 117 MG/DL (0.175% & 0.117%). NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S INTENTIONAL SUICIDE AND IMPAIRMENT FROM CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13792


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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