NTSB Identification: MIA92FAMS1.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47205.
Accident occurred Monday, April 20, 1992 in MISSING
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N4319N
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT & ACFT WERE SEEN ON 4/19/92 AT THE INVERNESS ARPT, INVERNESS, FLORIDA, AT 1300 EDT. THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT LOCATED DURING A RAMP SEARCH THE FOLLOWING MORNING AT 0900. THE ACFT WAS NOT SEEN DEPARTING. THE PLT WAS REPORTED MISSING THE MORNING OF THE 20TH BY HIS SECRETARY. A SEARCH WAS INITIATED THE FOLLOWING DAY BY THE CAP BUT CALLED OFF 3 DAYS LATER BY THE AIR FORCE RESCUE COORDINATION CENTER (AFRCC) LOCATED IN ILLINOIS, DUE TO POSSIBLE CRIMINAL INVOLVEMENT. THE PLT ADVISED HIS FATHER THAT A CONTRACT WAS OUT TO KILL HIM. HE ALSO HAD BEEN THREATENED. THE MISSING PLT WORKED FOR A COLLECTION AGENCY WHICH WAS IN THE PROCESS OF MERGING WITH ANOTHER FIRM. HE ADVISED HIS FATHER HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE REPUTATION OF THE FIRM & WAS CONSIDERING BACKING OUT OF THE DEAL. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED & IS PRESUMED TO BE DESTROYED. THE PLT IS PRESUMED TO BE FATALLY INJURED.

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

UNDETERMINED.

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