Accident Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III N564PU,
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Date:Thursday 11 April 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III
Owner/operator:Purdue Aviation LLC
Registration: N564PU
MSN: 2842169
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Lafayette, IN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lafayette-Purdue University Airport, IN (LAF/KLAF)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On April 12, 2024, about 2021 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161 airplane, N564PU, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Lafeyette, Indiana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data, the airplane departed the Purdue University Airport (LAF), Lafayette, Indiana, about 1940, for a local night flight. The airplane departed runway 28, conducted four traffic pattern landings, and then continued northwest and climbed to about 4,000 ft mean seal level. About 10 miles from LAF, the data showed the airplane make numerous turns before ADS-B data was lost about 2021. The airplane was located the next day by local law enforcement about 1400.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

The county coroner has ruled this accident a suicide.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


NTSB (photo)


Revision history:

12-Apr-2024 21:29 Captain Adam Added
13-Apr-2024 04:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
13-Apr-2024 05:25 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
13-Apr-2024 05:25 RobertMB Updated [[Narrative]]
13-Apr-2024 05:25 RobertMB Updated [[[Narrative]]]
14-Apr-2024 11:47 Anon. Updated [Operator]
03-May-2024 19:23 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]
14-May-2024 06:13 Captjhustin Updated [Narrative]

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