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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76399
Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Registration: N601PP
C/n / msn: 61P-0746-8063367
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Baraboo, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Reedsburg, WI (C35)
Destination airport:Baraboo, WI (DLL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was on approach to the destination airport when the pilot noticed a differential reading between the left and right engine cylinder/exhaust temperatures. While preparing to land, he moved his seat back to be able to better view the gauges located on the right side of the instrument panel. While the pilot was recording the gauge indications on paper, the airplane's airspeed decreased, the sink rate increased, and the airplane descended and impacted trees and a corn field.
Probable Cause: The pilot's diverted attention during an approach for landing that resulted in an altitude loss and impact with terrain.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2010 00:00 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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