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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40037
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:11-AUG-1997
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8213P
C/n / msn: 24-3466
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Palm Bch Garden, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:(F45)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The training flight had made several touch-and-go landings, and was on climb out when the accident occurred. An eyewitness working on the ramp reported that he heard a loud sound like a backfire just as the engine quit. The airplane was at about 250 feet as it entered an abrupt steep left turn. The airplane turned almost 180 degrees and impacted the ground in a near vertical attitude. The airplane wreckage was 180 feet left of the extended centerline of the departure runway. The airplane erupted into flames almost immediately. During the on site aircraft wreckage examination, flight control continuity was established. The engine sustained extensive fire damage. The accessory section of the engine was also fire damaged. Crankshaft and camshaft continuity was established. During the engine teardown, all internal components exhibited normal wear. CAUSE: loss of engine power for undetermined reasons and the pilot's failure to maintain flying speed.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08547


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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