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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45242
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Owner/operator:Dansville Flying Club, Inc.
Registration: N8985J
C/n / msn: 28-3008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Conesus, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dansville, NY (DSV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was operated by a local flying club, and the pilot was being evaluated by an instructor to be authorized to utilize the airplane. Two of the maneuvers planned were "power on" and "power off" stalls. Seconds before the accident, engine noise increased, and the airplane pitched up. The pitch up stopped, and the left wing dropped. The airplane then rolled inverted and completed several revolutions before impacting trees. The instructor had a total flight experience of 1,097 hours, and received spin training in the previous 2 years. Examination of the wreckage revealed no preimpact failures or malfunctions.
Probable Cause: The flight instructor's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent spin.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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