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Narrative:After a stop at Danville Regional Airport (KDAN), VA, the pilot of a Piper PA-32R-300 Lance was airborne again with two passengers at 7:30pm LT after he dropped off his wife. His destination was Johnstown-Cambria Co Airport (KJST), PA. Later the pilot sent out a distress call, and he tried to return to Danville Regional Airport (KDAN) , but notified Grant County Airport (KW99), WV, of a planned landing but never made it. Contact was lost around 8:45pm LT.
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
|Operator:||Wings R Us Inc.|
|C/n / msn:|| 32R-7780439|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Near Peru, about 15 miles south of Moorefield, Hardy County, WV -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Danville Regional Airport - KDAN|
|Destination airport:||Johnstown-Cambria Co Airport - KJST|
A search for the missing plane was initiated in Hardy County Sunday night and resumed Monday morning near Brake, WV, located southwest of Winchester. Initial media reports that the wreckage had been found were incorrect. CAP is still searching for the plane.
The missing aircraft was found by a Civil Air Patrol observer in a helicopter operated by the West Virginia State Police in a rugged mountain area near Peru, about 15 miles south of Moorefield, and 11 miles from Grant County Airport (KW99), Hardy County, WV, at 6 october around 6:30pm LT.
The three occupants were killed.
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