July 8, 2011, Verlot, Wash., Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer


The airplane sustained substantial damage at about 0730 Pacific time when it impacted terrain. The private pilot and his passenger sustained fatal injuries. Both visual and instrument conditions were present in the vicinity.

The airplane came to rest on sloping terrain about 200 to 300 feet below a ridge line at an elevation of about 4100 feet msl. The wreckage was mostly consumed by fire.


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