Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2007 Issue

April 2, 2007, New Tazewell, Tenn., Piper PA28-181

At 0830 Eastern time, the airplane collided with trees while in cruise flight. Instrument conditions prevailed; no flight plan was filed. The airplane received substantial damage. The Private pilot received fatal injuries. According to witnesses, the airplane came down out of the "clouds" and then climbed back up. The second time it came down out of the clouds, "it was on its side" and then went out of sight.

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