Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2010 Issue

November 15, 2009, Newcomb, N.Y., Piper PA-28-140

The airplane was substantially damaged following a collision with mountainous terrain at about 1710 Eastern time. The airline transport-rated flight instructor and the student pilot were killed. Night, instrument conditions prevailed; no flight plan was filed. The pilot, a designated pilot examiner, was returning after conducting a practical and oral flight test for a sport pilot applicant.

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