Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2009 Issue

February 11, 2009, Pittstown, N.J., Piper PA-28-180

The airplane lost total engine power during the initial climb and collided with trees and the ground at 1642 Eastern time, sustaining structural damage to the airframe. Visual conditions prevailed. The commercial pilot received serious injuries; the pilot-rated passenger in the left front seat received minor injuries.

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