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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34759
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Date:06-SEP-1991
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3006J
MSN: 32R-7987074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mayfield, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salt Lake City , UT (SLC)
Destination airport:Bullfrog Basin , UT (U07)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS TURNING AROUND TO RETURN TO HIS DEPARTURE POINT BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT DID NOT PERMIT CONTINUED FLIGHT UNDER VFR CONDITIONS. THE PILOT LAST REPORTED AT 10,500 FEET AND BETWEEN LAYERS. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED AT 10,800 FEET IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN THAT ROSE TO 11,000 FEET. CAUSE: POOR IN FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER, INADVERTENT VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC AND INADEQUATE CLEARANCE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X18186_


Revision history:

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