ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35721
Last updated: 23 May 2013
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Narrative:The airplane departed the airport and crashed shortly thereafter. Before departure, the airplane was fueled with 120 gallons of 100LL aviation fuel. According to the refueler, the airplane had full fuel tanks. The refueler also indicated the pilot had stated he wanted to be airborne prior to the arrival of bad weather. After the accident, the engines and propellers were disassembled and examined. No engine or propeller discrepancies were noted, except (postimpact) heat damage. CAUSE: failure of the pilot to maintain proper altitude/clearance above the ground after takeoff. A related factor was the pilot's self-induced pressure to depart before the arrival of bad weather.
|C/n / msn:|| 61P-0353-108|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Chesapeake, VA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Destination airport:||Atlanta, GA (PDK)|
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