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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74617
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Type:Piper PA-20 Pacer
Registration: N7013K
C/n / msn: 20-119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nelson Road, west of the Midway, Nelson, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chico, CA (PVT)
Destination airport:Chico, CA (PVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The purpose of the flight was for the pilot to gain additional flight time towards his commercial pilot certificate; at the time of the accident he had about 50 hours total flight time. The pilot and passengers had no recollection of the circumstances surrounding the accident due to the serious injuries they sustained. The airplane came to rest inverted and semi-submerged in a wet field about five miles from the airplane’s home base. Fuselage crush signatures, damage to the airplane's left wing, and twisting deformation to the tail section were consistent with terrain impact following an aerodynamic stall/spin event. A postimpact examination did not reveal any anomalies with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of aircraft control during an undetermined phase of flight, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin and subsequent collision with terrain.



Revision history:

01-Jun-2010 07:40 RobertMB Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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