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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39958
Last updated: 18 December 2020
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Date:14-SEP-1985
Time:14:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N7188R
C/n / msn: 28-21901
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hamburg, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sussex, NJ (N63)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES DURING AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT APRX 17 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. ONE WITNESS REPORTED HEARING THE ENG RUNNING AT A HIGH RPM. THE ACFT WRECKAGE WAS NOT DISCOVERED UNTIL 9-18-85. THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR FOUND AT THE ACCIDENT SITE INDICATED 140 MPH. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY MECHAINCAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. THE CORONERS AUTOPSY REPORT STATED A CONTRIBUTING CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WAS MOST PROBABLY A HEART ATTACK OR CONGESTIVE HEARTFAILURE. THE PLT WAS UNDER MEDICAL CARE FOR EPILEPTIC SEIZURES. THE PLTS PHYSICIAN REPORTED THE PLT WAS ALRIGHT AS LONG AS HE MAINTAINED A THERAPUDIC LEVEL THROUGH MEDICATION. THE PLTS THERAPUDIC LEVEL WAS NORMAL DURING HIS LAST EXAMINATIONON 9-11-85. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37878


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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