December 3, 2011, St. Ignace, Mich., Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six


At about 2015 Eastern time, the airplane collided with terrain and was substantially damaged. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed for the Part 135 on-demand air taxi flight; no flight plan was filed.

The wreckage path was approximately 250 feet long and on a magnetic heading of 208 degrees. An odor of fuel was present in the area and an undetermined amount remained in the main tanks.


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