NTSB Identification: CEN09WA090
Accident occurred Sunday, November 02, 2008 in Graz, Austria
Aircraft: PIPER 34-200T, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 2, 2008, at 1633 UTC, a Piper PA-34-220T, Austrian registration OE-FEE, serial number 34-8133066, crashed in a wooded area during a missed approach into the Graz Airport (LOWG), Graz, Austria. The pilot and two passengers on board were killed and the airplane sustained substantial damage. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The airplane was on an instrument flight rules flight plan from W. A. Mozart Airport, Salzburg, Austria, to LOWG.

According to the Austrian Accident Investigation Branch, the airplane had been vectored to the Instrument Landing System approach for runway 35C. The airplane was reported as never established on the approach. When the airplane passed over the decision altitude by 200 feet, air traffic control advised the pilot to go around. When turning inbound to the approach again, the airplane descended and crashed in a wooded area.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Austrian government. Any further information may be obtained from:

Federal Office of Transport
Accident investigation Branch, Department Aviation
Postfach 207, 1000 Wien
Lohnergasse 9, 1210 Wien

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the AIB of Austria.

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