Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2009 Issue

January 30, 2009, Huntington, W.V., Piper PA-34-200T

The airplane was destroyed at 1336 Eastern time when it struck high-tension power lines and collided with terrain while maneuvering for landing. The private pilot, a student pilot, and four passengers were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed; no flight plan was filed.

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