Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2010 Issue

November 14, 2009, Dennisville, N.J., Piper PA-28R-200

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain at about 1050 Eastern time, some ten minutes after takeoff. The non-instrument-rated private pilot/owner, and his 12-year-old son were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed; no flight plan was filed. According to several witnesses, the pilot originally planned to depart on November 12, but poor weather caused him to delay his departure. The following day, the pilot again decided not to depart due to the weather.

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