May 13, 2005, Dover, Del. / Piper PA28-140


At about 2300 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged following a collision with terrain during the initial climb from the Chandelle Estates Airport (0N4) in Dover, Del. The Commercial pilot and two passengers received minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed for the flight, which was destined for Allentown, Penn. According to the pilot, he did not experience any problems with the airplane during the run-up, and that the engine lost power during the initial climb. The wreckage was located approximately mile off of the departure end of the runway.


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