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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225921
Last updated: 3 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage JetPROP DLX
Registration: N709CH
C/n / msn: 4636431/309
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40nm E of Raleigh, Aventon, Nash County, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Naples Airport, FL (APF/KAPF)
Destination airport:Easton Airport, MD (ESN/KESN)
The aircraft experienced an in-flight break up and impact with heavily wooded terrain in Aventon, Nash County, North Carolina. The fuselage was found about a mile away from the separated wings.
The four occupants and two dogs were fatally injured.

According to preliminary air traffic control radar and voice communication information from the Federal Aviation Administration, the flight was on a northeasterly ground track at flight level (FL) 270 over eastern North Carolina when the pilot reported that there was weather ahead on his radar. After discussing the weather with the controller and reviewing options, the flight was eventually cleared direct to the Franklin VOR. About two minutes prior to the accident, the pilot reported that they were entering an area of rain. The airplane was then observed climbing to FL273, followed by a rapidly descending right turn and loss of radio and radar contact. The controller made numerous attempts to contact the pilot, to no avail. A postaccident review of recorded weather radar data indicated that the airplane was in the vicinity of heavy rain and thunderstorms at the time of the accident.






Revision history:

07-Jun-2019 22:12 Captain Adam Added
08-Jun-2019 00:06 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 01:34 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Source]
08-Jun-2019 02:07 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 02:55 RobertMB Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 12:09 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 13:08 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
08-Jun-2019 13:31 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
08-Jun-2019 16:08 RobertMB Updated [Cn]
08-Jun-2019 16:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
08-Jun-2019 18:53 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
08-Jun-2019 20:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 20:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
08-Jun-2019 20:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo]
09-Jun-2019 07:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Photo]
09-Jun-2019 08:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
18-Jun-2019 19:49 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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