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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34658
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Date:26-APR-1997
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:Giora Chalamish
Registration: N2225A
MSN: 32R-7987015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rye, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Destination airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While on a VFR, no flight plan, cross-country flight, the pilot entered IMC conditions and the aircraft struck the side of a 12,349 foot mountain at the 10,800 foot level. The aircraft was missing for four days and was located by Civil Air Patrol search aircraft. The pilot had received two briefings from flight services in which he was told, visual flight was not recommended. CAUSE: The pilot initiating flight into IMC conditions in mountainous terrain. Factors were mountainous terrain, low ceiling, snow, preflight planning, and in-flight planning and decision making.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07700


Revision history:

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24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added

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