NTSB Identification: ATL83LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23127.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 23, 1983 in AHOSKIE, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N6075H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING WHILE CRUISING AT 9000 FT MSL. AT THAT TIME, THE PLT OBSERVED A BLUE FLASH OFF THE NOSE & HEARD A LOUD BOOM. ALL RADIOS AND NAVIGATIONAL & ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT BECAME INOP. THE PLT CIRCLED DOWN THRU A HOLE IN THE CLOUDS & LANDED. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED A CRACKED RADOME, SPLIT SKIN ON THE NOSE & HOLES IN THE LEFT STABILIZER. BOTH ENGS WERE MAGNETIZED. ALSO, THERE WAS DAMAGE IN THE BATTERY BOX AREA & THE ACFT CONTINUED TO HAVE RADIO PROBLEMS FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..LIGHTNING STRIKE



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