Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2007 Issue

December 12, 2006, Bandon, Ore. / Piper PA-28-140

The airplane sustained substantial damage when it collided with terrain at 1248 Pacific time. The student pilot, who also owned the airplane, was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses reported the student pilot planned on doing touch-and-go landings. A witness reported he observed the airplane in a steep, nose-low, left downwind to base turn and that the airplane continued the descending turn until he lost sight of the aircraft behind a tree line.

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