Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2003 Issue

August 08, Factoryville, Pa. / Piper Cherokee Six

At 0749 eastern time, a Piper PA-32-300 crashed while making an instrument approach into Seamans Field. The pilot and passenger were killed. The pilot was cleared for the VOR-A instrument approach at Seamans Field, which requires a 600-foot ceiling and a 1-mile visibility. Witnesses said the weather was extremely foggy, with visibility less than 50 feet. The airplane flew over the airport at a very low altitude and crashed. They said there was no indication the pilot attempted to add power for a missed approach until after the first sound of the airplane hitting a tree. The last entry in the pilotís logbook had been made more than a year earlier....

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