NTSB Identification: BFO92FA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45705.
Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1991 in CHESAPEAKE BAY, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N55657
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 PILOT WAS ON A THREE LEG STUDENT CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. SHE LANDED AT HER FIRST DESTINATION AND HAD HER LOG BOOK SIGNED BY AN EMPLOYEE OF A FIXED-BASE OPERATOR. THE STUDENT DEPARTED ON THE SECOND LEG OF HER TRIP AND CONTACTED DOVER APPROACH CONTROL FOR RADAR ADVISORIES. AFTER A BRIEF RADIO CONVERSATION, RADIO AND RADAR SERVICE WAS TERMINATED. THAT WAS THE LAST KNOWN CONTACT WITH THE PILOT. HER BODY WAS DISCOVERED IN CHESAPEAKE BAY MORE THAN ONE MONTH LATER. THE AIRPLANE HAS NOT BEEN FOUND.

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

UNDETERMINED. THE AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED.

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