Wirestrike Accident Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II N200RS, Monday 18 January 1988
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Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:Robinson Foundry Inc
Registration: N200RS
MSN: 31T-7520011
Engine model:P&W PT-6A-28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Hazelwood, Missouri -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Thomas C. Russell Field, Alexander City, Alabama (ALX/KALX)
Destination airport:Quincy Regional Airport (Baldwin Field) Adams County, Illinois (KUIN)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The passenger said that the approach appeared normal until the pilot turned on the landing lights while in the overcast. Seconds after, the aircraft impacted trees, careening out of control, and snapping power lines; then striking a house roof before coming to rest on the ground. The airplane began to burn as it went through the power lines. The weather at the time was at or above IFR landing minimums. The flight had been in a holding pattern for forty five minutes prior to commencing the approach. All of the aircraft's systems and power plants, as well as the FAA approach facilities, were determined to be in working order.

Proper glide path not maintained by pilot-in-command, decision height not identified by the pilot-in-command., missed approach not performed by the pilot-in-command, turning on lights in overcast.

Registration N200RS cancelled by the FAA on August 18, 1997


1. NTSB Identification: MKC88FA041 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X24961&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=200RS
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1988/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-cheyenne-in-missouri-1-killed/]
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/mo/N200RS/

Revision history:

18-Jan-2008 04:32 Dmitriy Added
21-Dec-2016 19:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Aug-2017 19:33 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
18-Sep-2017 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2017 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]

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