Accident Piper PA-34-200T N1956H,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34695
 
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Date:Monday 4 January 1982
Time:21:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200T
Owner/operator:Lang Air Service
Registration: N1956H
MSN: 34-7770160
Total airframe hrs:2391 hours
Engine model:CONTINENTAL TSIO-360-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Near Las Vegas , NV -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Tonopah, NV (TPH)
Destination airport:Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT, A PIPER PA-34, WAS ON A VFR FLIGHT TO TRANSPORT BANK CHECKS ON A PART 135 OPERATION. ANOTHER COMPANY PILOT IN A CESSNA 207 STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS AT 9500 FT WHILE HE WAS FLYING FROM TONOPAH TO LAS VEGAS, NV. THE CESSNA PILOT HAD TALKED TO THE PIPER PILOT ON THE RADIO. REPORTEDLY, THE PIPER PILOT WAS GOING TO STAY AT 9500 FT. THE WRECKAGE OF THE PIPER WAS FOUND AT THE 9500 FT LEVEL IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, ABOUT 30 MILES WEST OF LAS VEGAS. THE CRASH SITE WAS ON THE WEST SIDE OF MT CHARLESTON. THE AIRCRAFT HAD IMPACTED A SLOPE OF ABOUT 30 DEGREES, WHILE TRAVELING ON AN EASTERLY HEADING. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X02254

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
03-Feb-2019 22:15 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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