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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39669
Last updated: 19 June 2020
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Date:21-JUL-1983
Time:21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:Woodbridge Airport
Registration: N8398T
C/n / msn: 28-8190149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Fairton, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Atlantic City, NJ (AIY)
Destination airport:Woodbridge, VA (W22)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
PRIOR TO DEPARTURE THE PLT RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING WHICH WAS CONCLUDED WITH A SEVERE WX WARNING. THE PLT STATED HE WOULD TRY ANYWAY & IF THE WX GOT TOO BAD HE WOULD RETURN. ABOUT 16 MIN LATER THE PLT REQUESTED UPDATED WX CONDITIONS. HE WAS ADVISED OF A CONVECTIVE SIGMET, SEVERE WX WATCH, & ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE AREA. HE WAS ALSO ADVISED VFR FLTWAS NOT RECOMMENDED. THE FLT CONTINUED ON ITS WAY. 12 MIN LATER THE FLT CONTACTED DOVER APPROACH CONTROL & REQUESTED IMMEDIATE RADAR VECTORS TO THE NEAREST LIGHTED ARPT. THE TARGET WAS EVENTUALLY LOST. THE ACFT HAD DESCENDED INTO A MARSHAREA IN AN EXTREME NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X43899


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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