Witnesses In Montana Training Accident Say Aircraft Spun Into The Ground | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Fri, Sep 09, 2011

Witnesses In Montana Training Accident Say Aircraft Spun Into The Ground

NTSB Prelim Released In Dual-Fatal Accident

Witnesses to a fatal accident in Silver Bow, MT, on August 15th said they saw the Piper Tomahawk which was on a training flight in a tight but loosening spiral just before impacting the ground. The accident fatally injured both the student and instructor in the aircraft.

File Image

NTSB Identification: WPR11FA383
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 15, 2011 in Silver Bow, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2584N
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On August 15, 2011, about 1130 MDT, a Piper PA-38-112, N2584N, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain near Silver Bow, Montana. The airplane was registered to and operated by JJ Aviation, Butte, Montana, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and student pilot sustained fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight. The local flight originated from the Bert Mooney Airport (BTM), Butte, Montana, about 1030.

Numerous witnesses located adjacent to the accident site reported observing the accident airplane spiraling from the sky at low altitude. One witness located about one-half mile south of the accident site reported that while driving his vehicle, he observed an airplane spinning out of the sky at a low altitude. The witness said that the airplane seemed to be in a fairly tight spin that progressively loosened as it descended below a hill out of his sight.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted terrain about 7 nautical miles west of BTM, at an elevation of about 5,355 feet mean sea level (msl). All major structural components of the airplane were observed within the wreckage debris path. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinsta>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17: AMA Supports GoFly, ALPA v UAS, EU Drone Regs

Also: Drones Hunt Pythons, MI State Regs, Thanksgiving Drone Flying, Drone Collision Report A little outside our normal coverage responsibilities, nonetheless, we’re intrigue>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinsta>[...]

Soyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands In Kazakhstan

Next Crew To Arrive At ISS On December 19 The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft has delivered Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC