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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221279
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Time:c. 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151 Warrior
Registration: N37RV
C/n / msn: 28-7515205
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Diego County, Oceanside, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield (KOKB), Oceanside, CA
Destination airport:
The aircraft impacted hillside terrain in Oceanside, California, under unknown circumstances.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage and one of the two occupants on board was fatally injured. The second occupant was trapped for 5 hours and he received serious injures.

NTSB preliminary report:

On January 28, 2019, about 2052 Pacific standard time, a Piper PA-28-151, N37RV, collided with a hillside during the initial climb from the Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield (OKB), Oceanside, California. The certificated commercial pilot was seriously injured, and a pilot-rated (private pilot) passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was operated as a rental by the pilots under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and no flight plan had been filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, and the destination was unknown.

According to a witness, located in the riverbed near the departure end of runway 24; he saw the airplane takeoff, and continued to watch the airplane because it appeared lower than normal. He also noted that it was left of centerline. As the airplane passed over his location, he lost sight of it due to the tree line; however, he heard a loud impact that he likened to a car crash. He was not able to see the hillside as it was covered in a low fog layer. He called 911 at 2100.

Oceanside Police Department responded the night of the accident and searched for wreckage. Due to inclement weather, they were not able to find the wreckage. The following morning about 0715, the police department received a 911 call that reported wreckage was spotted on a hillside above state highway CA-76. The police department responded to the accident site and located the wreckage; the pilot was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) responded to the accident site. The entire airplane came to rest on the Rosicrucian Fellowship property, just below the ridgeline of a 210-foot hill. A visual examination revealed no obvious discrepancies with the wreckage. The airplane came to rest on a magnetic heading of 110.

The airplane was recovered and moved to a secure location for a future examination.





At the scene the night after the incident.

At the scene the night after the incident. This picture is looking back at KOKB

Revision history:

29-Jan-2019 16:35 gerard57 Added
29-Jan-2019 19:08 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2019 19:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
29-Jan-2019 19:18 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
29-Jan-2019 21:18 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
29-Jan-2019 23:49 Geno Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Embed code]
30-Jan-2019 02:35 RobertMB Updated [Source]
01-Feb-2019 20:21 Wild Bill Updated [Photo]
01-Feb-2019 20:21 Wild Bill Updated [Photo]
21-Feb-2019 22:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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