SEA99WA117
SEA99WA117

On July 14, 1999, at 1835 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-32-300, N2947K, registered to and operated by the pilot as a personal flight, collided with the terrain near Clinton, B.C. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed by a post-crash fire. The private pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. The flight had departed from Abbotsford, B.C., about one hour and 15 minutes prior to the accident.

During a telephone conversation with an Air Safety Investigator from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the investigator reported that at the time of the accident, the weather was 200 feet overcast with light rain. Visibility was two to three miles. Documentation of the accident site revealed that the airplane appeared to have been following a northbound highway which leads to Prince George, B.C., the flight's destination. The investigator stated that the road makes a turn around rising terrain and it appeared that the aircraft made a 180 degree turn when it collided with the mountainous terrain.

This report is for informational purposes only. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada #4-3071 Number Five Road Richmond, British Columbia Canada, V6X 2T4

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