NTSB Identification: ERA13LA113
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Manteo, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N6537C
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

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


On January 13, 2013, about 1145 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-34-200T, N6537C, was destroyed after impacting Croatan Sound, following a missed approach to land at Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) Manteo, North Carolina. The private pilot was fatally injured and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an in-flight instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight departed Sanford-Lee County Airport (TTA), Sanford, North Carolina at an undetermined time.

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