Thursday, May 12, 2022

Piper PA-24 Comanche, N8007P: Fatal accident occurred May 11, 2022 near Athens–Ben Epps Airport (KAHN), Clarke County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Aircraft experienced engine issues and crashed into wooded area 1/4 mile short of the runway and caught on fire.  


Date: 11-MAY-22
Time: 22:50:00Z
Regis#: N8007P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 fatal
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: ATHENS
State: GEORGIA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

7 comments:


  1. Looks like his maiden voyage, perhaps the pilot was not familiar with the turbo system and inadvertently melted his engine.

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    1. Not a turbocharged engine

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    2. "Handsomely refurbished Comanche 250. Many speed mods and panel improvements. Smooth, strong IO-540-C1B5 with Dual RaJay Turbochargers for turbo-normalized performance to 17,500 feet. Old school panel - no GPS or ADS-B - but functional IFR. Excellent paint and leather interior. Estate sale."

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    3. "No ADS-B" and yet... https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=aae538&lat=34.107&lon=-82.783&zoom=11.8&showTrace=2022-05-11&trackLabels

      Maybe they just meant no ADS-B in, but has ADS-B out.

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    4. You know a pilot died, right? Nice comment. Left a wife and seven children by the way. Was on his way to preach a sermon. Experienced pilot and definitely not a “maiden voyage”.

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    5. ^ What's the pilot's name?

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    6. he meant "maiden voyage" of the newly purchased plane....which it was.

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