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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39632
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Date:28-JUN-1985
Time:10:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N39554
MSN: 32R-7887107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Merom, IN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Fairfield, IA (FFL)
Destination airport:Indianapolis, IN
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A VISUAL FLIGHT FROM FAIRFIELD IOWA TO INDIANAPOLIS, IN AND WAS ABOUT 55 MAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF COURSE WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BROKE UP IN FLIGHT. THE MAIN WRECKAGE, EMPENNAGE, AND OUTER WING SECTIONS LANDED WITHIN ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE OF EACH OTHER IN MEROM, INDIANA. WEATHER AND RAIN SHOWERS WERE N THE AREA AT THE TIME. THE FLIGHT WAS NOT ON A FLIGHT PLAN AT THE TIME AND THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT LAST REPORTED HIS ALTITUDE AS 12,500 FEET. FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION PERSONNEL HAD BRIEFED THE PILOT ON MARGINAL VFR CONDITIONS ENROUTE AND RECOMMENDED A MORE NORTHERLY COURSE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36688


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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