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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39918
Last updated: 21 December 2020
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Date:04-AUG-1984
Time:11:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-160
Owner/operator:Gordon Marty & Richard Sauter
Registration: N5086W
C/n / msn: 28-95
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Palmyra, WI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Palmyra, WI (88C)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE ON A PERSONAL FLT THE ENG AND AIRFRAME BEGAN TO VIBRATE SEVERELY. THE PLT CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND TURNED EASTWARD TO LAND IN A MINT FIELD. AS HE APPROACHED THE FIELD HE APPLIED POWER TO CLEAR A ROW OF SMALL HOUSES, BUT DURING THIS MANEUVER STRUCK A UTILITY POLE WITH THE RT WING. THE PASSENGERS RELATED THAT THE POLE WAS ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE HOUSES AND NOT SEEN BY ANYONE ON BOARD UNTIL JUST BEFORE IMPACT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT ABOUT 6 INCHES OF ONE PROPELLER TIP WAS MISSING. EXAMINATION OF THE PROPELLER REVEALED EXISTING NICKS AND ROUGH FILE WORK ON PREVIOUS NICKS. A FATIGUE FAILURE ORIGINATED FROM ONE OF THE NICKS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X40632


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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