- training aircraft will remain grounded
- flown by …
An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University spokesman confirmed the flight school’s fleet of Piper Arrow training aircraft will remain grounded for the foreseeable future following the recent morning crash of a PA28R flown by a student on a flight test. The left wing of the aircraft separated from the airplane shortly after the pilot completed a touch and go landing on runway 25 Left at Daytona Beach International airport (DAB).
- data indicated
- climb to …
- left wing separated from the fuselage
- perish in the accident
Radar data indicated the Piper climbed to 900 feet heading southwest before radar contact was lost. A number of eye witnesses within a half mile of the aircraft all reported the aircraft operating normally until the left wing separated from the fuselage and landed in a field a few hundred feet from where the main fuselage came to rest. Both the pilot and the designated pilot examiner aboard the aircraft perished in the accident.
- … was not a factor in the accident
DAB reported that weather was not a factor in the accident as winds were light, visibility was good and cloud layer was high.
Inspired by: National Transport Safety Board