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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66739
Last updated: 18 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior
Registration: N41930
C/n / msn: 28-7415361
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Purcell, Oklahoma -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Goldsby, OK (1K4)
Destination airport:Goldsby, OK (1K4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot stated that he had practiced a simulated loss of engine power to a field near the Canadian River. After finishing the practice approach, witnesses observed the airplane flying north to south about 30 feet above the river. They observed the airplane climb and fly over the East Washington Street Bridge, which spans the river between Purcell, Oklahoma and Lexington, Oklahoma. The airplane then descended back down into the river bottom, hit power lines that crossed over the river, and then came to rest in the river about one mile south of the bridge. Portions of the horizontal stabilizer and the wing had separated from the fuselage. The pilot was seriously injured. An examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to see and avoid the power lines.



Revision history:

31-Jul-2009 06:51 slowkid Added
31-Jul-2009 12:59 slowkid Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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