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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37573
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Date:22-FEB-1990
Time:19:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3063B
MSN: 32R-7985021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lostant, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Valparaiso, IN (VPZ)
Destination airport:Davenport, IA (DVN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT INITIATED A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT IN KNOWN ICING CONDITIONS AFTER RECEIVING TWO WEATHER BRIEFINGS WHICH INFORMED HIM OF THE CONDITIONS. WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT AT 6000 FEET, HE REPORTED TO ATC THAT HE WAS ENCOUNTERING TURBULENCE. LATER, HE SAID THE AIRCRAFT WAS PICKING UP CLEAR AND RIME ICE. ATC CLEARED HIM TO A LOWER ALTITUDE AND PROVIDED A VECTOR TOWARD A NEARBY AIRPORT. SOON THEREAFTER, THE PILOT REPORTED 'WE'RE IN TROUBLE' AND THEN SAID 'WE'RE GOING DOWN.' SUBSEQUENTLY, RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ABOUT 12 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. DURING IMPACT, WRECKAGE WAS SCATTERED OVER A 550 FOOT AREA. CAUSE: FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS BY THE PILOT AND STRUCTURAL (WING) ICING. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND THE PILOT'S OVERCONFIDENCE IN THE AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X22520


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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