Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu off Naples

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2020 at 1220 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N662TC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sarasota - Key West
MSN:
46-8508095
YOM:
1985
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Sarasota-Bradenton Airport at 1140LT and continued to the south heading 178° at an altitude of 6,725 feet. While flying along the coast, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and apparently decided to divert to Naples Airport. Eventually, he ditched the aircraft near the Naples' Pier and the aircraft came to rest less than 500 metres offshore. Both occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft later sank.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage in Dauchingen

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2020 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N369ST
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rottweil - Lugano
MSN:
46-36936
YOM:
2006
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Rottweil-Zepfenhan Airport, while climbing, the crew encountered technical problems. The pilot reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in an open field located in Dauchingen, about 15 km southwest of Rottweil Airport. The aircraft landed gear down but and eventually came to rest on a path with its undercarriage and both wings partially torn off. Both occupants were slightly injured.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian in Lake Elmo

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2020 at 1514 LT
Registration:
N62ZM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lake Elmo - Mesquite
MSN:
46-97087
YOM:
2001
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Lake Elmo Airport, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and attempted an emergency landing. The single engine aircraft crash landed in a cornfield located west of the airfield, lost its left wing and came to rest. Both occupants were injured.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Hilltop Lakes: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 2020 at 1049 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N236KM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Horseshoe Bay – Natchitoches
MSN:
46-8508014
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route from Horseshoe Bay to Natchitoches, the pilot reported engine problems and was cleared to divert to Hilltop Lakes Airport. On approach, the aircraft crashed in a field located few miles from runway 17 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu near Watkinsville: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 3, 2020 at 1634 LT
Registration:
N43368
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Columbia – Tuscaloosa
MSN:
46-8408028
YOM:
1984
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
En route from Columbia, SC, to Tuscaloosa, AL, while cruising at an altitude of 6,500 feet, the single engine airplane initiated a right turn then the pilot encountered poor weather conditions. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed in a wooded located west of Watkinsville, near Bishop, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Poughkeepsie

Date & Time: Jul 19, 2019 at 1430 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N811SK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Akron - Poughkeepsie
MSN:
46-8508046
YOM:
1985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Poughkeepsie-Hudson Valley (ex Dutchess County) Airport, the single engine airplane lost height and crashed in a wooded area located short of runway 24 threshold. All four occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed. It is believed that the pilot encountered fuel problems.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage near Aventon: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2019 at 1345 LT
Registration:
N709CH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Naples - Easton
MSN:
46-36431
YOM:
2007
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 27,000 feet from Naples (Florida), to Easton (Maryland) in marginal weather conditions, the single engine airplane suffered a structural failure when both wings separated. Out of control, the airplane entered a dive and crashed inverted in a wooded area located near Aventon. The airplane was totally destroyed and all four occupants and two dogs were killed.