NTSB Identification: NYC97LA051.
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Accident occurred Sunday, February 09, 1997 in CALDWELL, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-44-180T, registration: N8457H
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Uninjured.

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The airplane was level at approximately 2,500 feet when the pilot became unconscious. The pilot-rated passenger advised the control tower of the medical emergency and landed. Attempts to revive the pilot were unsuccessful. The pilot-rated passenger stated that he was later informed the pilot suffered a heart attack as a result of severe heart disease.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's incapacitation due to a heart attack.

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