July 6, Quincy, Ill. / Piper Tri-Pacer


At about 06:30 central time, a Piper PA-22-150 crashed and burned while approaching to land on runway 9 at Blickhan Landing Area Airport. The student pilot and his passenger were killed. The flight originated from the pilots private airstrip near LaPlata, Mo, at an unknown time. Witnesses reported fog in the area on the morning of the crash. The temperature was 70 and the dewpoint 68. The wreckage was located about 500 feet from the runway threshold. The aircraft wreckage was confined to an area about 40 feet in diameter. No pre-existing mechanical problem could be determined.


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