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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45624
Last updated: 1 January 2021
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Date:04-MAR-2002
Time:11:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151
Owner/operator:South East Flight School
Registration: N41340
C/n / msn: PA28-7415177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Macon, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Macon, GA (MAC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to a witness, the certified flight instructor (CFI) and his student were on an instrument training flight in the local area. They climbed to approximately 400 feet and reported that they were returning to the airport for a landing on runway 10. A witness departed from runway 33, flew over the airport at 2000 feet, and saw the airplane wreckage in a sand pit. Examination of the wreckage site revealed that the airplane collided with a stand of pine trees 3/4 miles southwest of the airport. Wreckage debris was scattered over an area of 256 feet long and 52 feet wide. No mechanical or flight control problems were reported by the CFI prior to the accident. No mechanical problems were discovered during the aircraft wreckage examination.


Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a tree while maneuvering after takeoff.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020308X00322&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 15:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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