Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2004 Issue

July 10, 2004, Ticonderoga, N.Y. / Piper PA-31-350

At about 0900 Eastern time, the aircraft was destroyed after impacting trees and terrain near Ticonderoga, N.Y. The 32,000-hour Airline Transport pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the flight between Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC), Oxford, Conn., and Ticonderoga Municipal Airport (4B6), Ticonderoga, N.Y. Weather at the nearest recorded facility, an airport about 35 nm south, at 0853, included clear skies and a visibility of 10 miles. The wreckage was located in a saddleback on the western side of Old Fort Mountain, at about 1740 feet of elevation. The top of Old Fort Mountain was between the wreckage site and the airport, and rose to about 2030 feet...

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