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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22543
Last updated: 19 October 2018
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Date:15-AUG-2008
Time:~1030Z
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II
Owner/operator:Patria Pilot Training
Registration: OH-PDY
C/n / msn: 28R-7435013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taipalsaari -   Finland
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:EFKU
Destination airport:EFLP
Narrative:
The aircraft departed on an IFR school flight to Lappeenranta where it never arrived. The initial report by the Finnish Air Accident Investigation Board indicated outer halves of both wings, as well as parts of the elevator, detached from the aircraft at an radar altitude of approx. 5000 ft AGL, after which the aircraft became uncontrollable and crashed into the lake. The aircraft had departed IFR flight enroute for scheduled upset recovery training, during which the aircraft inadvertedly entered a high speed dive and the wings snapped off during a recovery attempt where loads approached or exceeded 7 Gs. No previous metal fatigue was discovered during the investigation.

Sources:

FS Nordic.net
Helsingin Sanomat English Edition
http://www.onnettomuustutkinta.fi/uploads/63kl2_2.pdf (includes summary in English)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2008 02:40 roottori Added
20-Aug-2008 10:34 RobertMB Updated
28-Jan-2009 07:12 slowkid Updated
15-Dec-2009 00:48 slowkid Updated

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