NTSB Identification: WPR12FA420
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Strawberry, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N4188E
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.

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On September 13, 2012, about 1453 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28-181, N4188E, collided with steep terrain within a canyon near Strawberry, Arizona. CAE Global Academy Phoenix (CAE) was operating the airplane under the terms of a training services agreement with KLM Flight Academy, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as an instructional/evaluation flight. The student pilot, certified flight instructor (CFI), and private pilot-rated passenger acting as an evaluator, sustained fatal injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence, and was subsequently consumed by post impact fire. The cross-country flight departed Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona, at 1412, with a presumed destination of Payson, Arizona. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company flight plan had been filed.

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