Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2006 Issue

March 12, 2006, Old Bridge, N.J. / Piper PA-34-200T

The airplane was destroyed at about 2220 Eastern time when it impacted trees and terrain while maneuvering near. The Private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured; two additional passengers were seriously injured. Night instrument conditions prevailed, although no flight plan was filed. The flight departed North Myrtle Beach, S.C., at 1934. A witness saw the accident airplane as it came toward him from the runway. He heard the airplane’s engines “revving,” and saw the lights of the airplane coming toward him. The airplane then turned right, and disappeared from view. Shortly thereafter the witness heard the sounds of impact. The witness noted that the weather at the time of the accide...

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