Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2009 Issue

January 3, 2009, Powder Springs, Tenn., Piper PA-28-151

At about 1215 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during impact with terrain. The private pilot and the single passenger were killed. Instrument conditions; no flight plan was filed and no evidence was identified indicating the pilot contacted ATC during the flight. The pilot held a private certificate and did not possess an instrument rating. His most recent medical certificate application reported 116 hours total time.

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