Preliminary Accident Reports

May 1999 Issue

Feb. 16, Cartersville, Ga. / Piper PA-32RT-300 Turbo Lance

At 15:15 EST, the pilot of a Piper PA-32RT-300 was killed when the plane struck trees during cruise flight. The airplane had departed McCullum Airport, in Marietta, Ga., at 14:30. According to a witness, the airplane was observed flying “very low” toward the Cartersville Airport. She stated that she heard the engine quit, and observed the airplane nose down and crash into the trees. Witnesses at the Cartersville Airport stated that the accident aircraft never made a transmission on Cartersville’s Unicom frequency....

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