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Thread: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

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    Default PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    from the AOPA forum
    does anyone know the pilot?

    IDENTIFICATION
    Date: 13-AUG-17
    Time: 00:00:00Z
    Regis#: N3664Z
    Aircraft Make: PIPER
    Aircraft Model: PA22
    Event Type: ACCIDENT
    Highest Injury: FATAL
    Aircraft Missing: No
    Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
    LOCATION
    City: LAS VEGAS
    State: NEW MEXICO
    Country: UNITED STATES
    DESCRIPTION
    Description: AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE 1 PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED, SUBJECT OF AND ALERT NOTICE, WRECKAGE LOCATED 1 MILE FROM SAN MIGUEL RANCH AIRPORT, LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO
    INJURY DATA
    Total Fatal: 1

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    Airplane is registered in Groveland California. We landed on a ranch strip just south of there when my son got sick when we were headed to Jognson Creek. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    More Details along with Pilot's name. He was an AP/IA as well.

    http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2017/0...cident_15.html

    I've flown into Pine Mountain Lake airstrip a couple times. That's the only nearby airport to the small community of Groveland.
    Chances are that was where he was based out of.

    Approximate location of crash site:
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    Last edited by Brian; 08-28-2017 at 04:50 PM.
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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    Justin

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    Thanks for posting that article. Best article on an airplane crash I have ever read. Sorry I never met him. Thoughts and prayers for his wife and neighbors.

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    Exactly what you said Steve!!
    Fly safe fly low fly slow

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    Curious that his wife believed the accident happened while landing on an airport but the NTSB and NM State Police clearly say the crash site was a mile from San Miguel Ranch airport in rough mountainous terrain.
    Not that it matters. Very tragic end for a highly skilled mechanic and pilot.
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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    I'm curious what really took this experience aviator down

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    Sounds like a loss not only to family and friends, also to general aviation.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Default Re: PA 22 Crash New Mexico flight originated in Dalhart 8-9-2017

    The report from the local deputy on funnel clouds and severe weather in the area rings loud in my ears. I've traveled to ABQ and Los Alamos in my work many times, and the speed with which weather - thunder storms - can appear in that area can be stunning. Sad story. Sounds like a great guy.

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