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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67847
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer
Registration: N6905B
C/n / msn: 22-4179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Preston, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ogden, UT (OGD)
Destination airport:Alpine, WY
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot was on a visual flight rules personal cross-country flight during day visual meteorological conditions near mountainous terrain. Witnesses along the route of flight reported observing the airplane overfly their position at a low altitude on a course towards the accident site. There were no known witnesses to the accident sequence. The accident site was in an open area surrounded by rising terrain in three of the four quadrants. Examination of the wreckage revealed that impact damage signatures on the wings were consistent with right wing low impact with terrain. The fuselage, wings, and most of the empennage were consumed by a post-impact fire. No evidence of any pre impact mechanical anomalies was discovered with the engine or airframe. Using reported weather conditions near the accident site and the accident site elevation, the density altitude was calculated to be about 10,706 feet mean sea level. Toxicology testing on the pilot was positive for an unspecified amount of Famotidine within the blood and urine. Famotidine is an acid-reducing medication, used to treat heartburn or ulcer disease and is available through prescription or over the counter. Famotidine is commonly known by the trade name Pepcid.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain terrain clearance while maneuvering.




(c) NTSB

Revision history:

10-Aug-2009 09:17 slowkid Added
13-Aug-2009 23:39 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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