ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76399
Last updated: 17 November 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:18-AUG-2010
Time:09:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:Pilot
Registration: N601PP
C/n / msn: 61P-0746-8063367
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Baraboo, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Reedsburg, WI (C35)
Destination airport:Baraboo, WI (DLL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20100909X45640&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description