July 10, 2004, Ticonderoga, N.Y. / Piper PA-31-350


At about 0900 Eastern time, the aircraft was destroyed after impacting trees and terrain near Ticonderoga, N.Y. The 32,000-hour Airline Transport pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed for the flight between Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC), Oxford, Conn., and Ticonderoga Municipal Airport (4B6), Ticonderoga, N.Y. Weather at the nearest recorded facility, an airport about 35 nm south, at 0853, included clear skies and a visibility of 10 miles. The wreckage was located in a saddleback on the western side of Old Fort Mountain, at about 1740 feet of elevation. The top of Old Fort Mountain was between the wreckage site and the airport, and rose to about 2030 feet. The wreckage was 4.7 nautical miles southwest of the destination. The wreckage path was about 500 feet in length, with a downward angle of about 10 degrees. All major portions of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site and flight control continuity was confirmed. Both propellers exhibited severe impact damage; crankshaft continuity was confirmed on both engines.


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