July 02, Lebanon, Tenn. / Piper Arrow


At 1500 central time, a Piper PA-28RT-201 struck power lines after takeoff from Lebanon Municipal Airport. The flight instructor and pilot-rated student were killed and a pilot-rated passenger suffered minor injuries. The passenger said he heard the instructor telling the student to keep the airspeed up, then the instructor turned to avoid trees and hit the power lines. Witnesses said the airplane took off extremely nose-high and never climbed much.


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