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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45971
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:Simerly Farms Inc.
Registration: N31566
C/n / msn: 287890469
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jasper, GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Athens, GA (AHN)
Destination airport:St. Joseph, MO (STJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot received a weather briefing in which visual flight was not recommended for his route of flight. The airplane did not arrive at its destination as intended. A search was conducted and the downed aircraft was located. The airplane had collided with trees on a mountain ridge along his route of flight. Several witnesses reported seeing a low flying airplane just before the time of the accident flying in and out of clouds. Low visibility, fog and overcast clouds were reported by witnesses.

Probable Cause: The pilot disregarded preflight weather briefing information, and continued visual flight into known instrument weather conditions and collided with trees.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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