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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43834
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Registration: N30465
MSN: 28-7990092
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New Tazewell, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wapakoneta, OH (AXV)
Destination airport:Pigeon Forge, TN (GKT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to witnesses, the airplane was observed coming down out of the "clouds" and then climbing back up into the clouds. The second time they saw it come down out of the "clouds it was on its side" and then went out of site and they heard a loud crash. Examination of the airframe, flight controls, and engine did not reveal any mechanical anomalies that would have contributed to the accident. The pilot had accumulated less than 200 total hours, and was not instrument rated. He elected to continue his flight into instrument meteorological conditions and lost control.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing to the accident was the non-instrument rated pilot's continued flight from visual meteorological conditions into instrument meteorological conditions, and a low cloud ceiling.




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:33 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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