NTSB Identification: FTW83FRA01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 30, 1982 in WOODVILLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/30/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N3858K
Injuries: 3 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.
AT ABOUT 2310 CDT, THE OWNER/PILOT AND TWO OTHER PERSONS TOOK OFF FROM THE TYLER COUNTY AIRPORT AT WOODVILLE, TX. ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, THE PLANE CRASHED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE RUNWAY (16/34) AND A PERPENDICULAR TAXIWAY. IMPACT AND PROPELLER STRIKE MARKS WERE FOUND ON THE RUNWAY. THE IMPACT OCCURRED ON A HEADING OF 280 DEG AND CONTINUED TO THE RIGHT OF THE TAXIWAY. AFTER IMPACTING, THE PLANE TRAVELED ABOUT 230 FT ONTO A RAMP AND STRUCK TWO PARKED AIRCRAFT, CESSNA 182, N7256E AND PIPER PA-28, N1471T. AN INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT AND A TEARDOWN OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION. ABOUT 40 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST AT LUFKIN, TX, THE WEATHER WAS PARTIALLY OBSCURED, 400 FT THIN BROKEN, VISIBILITY 1 MI WITH FOG, WIND 150 AT 6 KTS. THE OWNER HELD A STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE DATED 6/27/80 (EXPIRED) WITH LIMITATIONS, NOT VALID FOR NIGHT OR BY COLOR CONTROL SIGNAL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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