Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2000 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected recent general aviation and air carrier accidents currently under investigation

The following briefs were selected from the 130 preliminary reports filed with the NTSB in March 2000. Statements in quotes were taken directly from the NTSB documents. The information is subject to change as the investigations are completed. Click here to view "Accident Totals, March."

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March 1, Coalonga, Calif.
Piper Saratoga

At 15:55 PST, a Piper PA-32R-301T lost electrical power and made a precautionary landing at the Harris Ranch airport, where the gear collapsed and the left wing impacted a runway light. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was cruising on autopilot at 10,500 feet when it suddenly pitched...

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