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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45378
Last updated: 24 November 2019
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Date:04-NOV-2002
Time:17:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24
Owner/operator:Air Flite
Registration: N6606P
C/n / msn: 241728
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Fond du Lac , WI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Valparaiso, IN (VPZ)
Destination airport:Fond du Lac, WI (FLD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane hit a 110 foot high power line 2.2 nautical miles south of the destination airport, and was destroyed by impact with the terrain and post-impact fire. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. A witness reported that he was about one mile south of the power lines, when he saw an airplane with it lights on flying from south to north at a very low altitude. He reported that the airplane's altitude would have been about 50 feet higher than the power lines. Inspection of the airplane revealed no pre-impact anomalies.







Probable Cause: The pilot failed to maintain obstacle clearance from the power lines while on a night VFR approach. Factors to the accident included the dark night and the power lines.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20021108X05450&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 17:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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