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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37577
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Date:17-SEP-1992
Time:10:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N39652
MSN: 32R-7887133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pullman, MI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Destination airport:Du Bois, PA (DUJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT DEPARTED ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN ON A ROUTE WHICH HE HAD BEEN ADVISED CONTAINED FORECAST AND REPORTED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF ICING AND TURBULENCE. AT 15,000 FEET HE REPORTED ENCOUNTERING RAIN AND ICING AND REQUESTED A LOWER ALTITUDE. AFTER BEING CLEARED TO 13,000 FEET THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO ACCELERATE TO 6,250 FEET PER MINUTE ON RADAR DATA. SHORTLY AFTER THIS THE FUSELAGE WAS OBSERVED BY A GROUND WITNESS TO DESCEND OUT OF A CLOUD WITH NO WINGS OR TAIL. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY PRE-EXISTING MECHANICAL ANOMALIES. CAUSE: THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S EXCEEDING THE DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF THE AIRCRAFT.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15645


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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