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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39629
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Date:27-JAN-1986
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:Sea Express
Registration: N222HD
MSN: 32R-7887089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Milwaukee, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Norfolk, VA
Destination airport:Ft.Lauderdale, FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO DESCEND AND LEVEL OFF AT LOW ALT. WITNESSES INDICATED THAT IT LEVELED OFF JUST ABOVE THE TREES, THEN ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AND DOVE INTO WOODED TERRAIN. THE ENG WAS REPORTED TO BE RUNNING LOUD AND STEADY UNTIL IMPACT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR ENG WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. APRX 35 MI SW AT ROCKY MOUNT, NC, THE WX WAS, IN PART: 2500 FT BROKEN, VIS 7 MI, WIND FROM 300 DEG AT 12 GUSTING 20 KTS. FOR AN AREA TO THE WEST OF THE CRASH SITE, A SIGMET WAS IN EFFECT WHICH WARNED OF POSSIBLE MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY SEVERE TURBULENCE BELOW 8000 FT WITH LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR BELOW 2000 FT. HOWEVER, NO RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WX WAS VERIFIED. A TOXICOLOGY TEST SHOWED THAT THE PLT HAD 13.9 MG/L OF COCAINE IN HIS BLOOD. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20010110X00107


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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