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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144557
Last updated: 20 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P46T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian
Owner/operator:Mascaro Air LLC.
Registration: N21EP
C/n / msn: 4697479
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Wellington Aero Club Airport - FD38, Wellington, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wellington, FL (FD38)
Destination airport:Vero Beach, FL (VRB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness reported that the airplane veered left during the takeoff roll and headed toward a large ditch that surrounded the runway. It appeared that the pilot did not attempt to stop the airplane or abort the takeoff. The airplane continued toward the ditch, and, upon reaching the ditch’s edge, the airplane rotated and reached an altitude of about 50 feet. The airplane’s left wing collided with trees. The airplane rolled left and then right before stalling and crashing. The pilot stated that the airplane seemed to pull left on takeoff, possibly due to a right quartering tailwind, and that he did not realize where he was positioned on the runway. Examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal any preimpact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a collision with a tree.



Revision history:

23-Mar-2012 16:36 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
24-Mar-2012 02:04 RobertMB Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2012 17:33 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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