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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247848
Last updated: 8 April 2021
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Date:13-FEB-2021
Time:c. 16:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46R-350T Matrix
Owner/operator:IST Solutions LLC
Registration: N40TS
C/n / msn: 4692156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kern County near Tehachapi, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Camarillo Airport, CA (KCMA)
Destination airport:Mammoth Lakes Airport, CA (MMH/KMMH)
Narrative:
The aircraft, a Piper PA46R-350T Matrix, registration N40TS with a sole pilot onboard, is reported missing in mountainous terrain over Kern County south of Tehachapi, California.
The aircraft and deceased pilot were located February 15, 2021.
Looking at the tracking info on ADS-B exchange it appears the aircraft stalled because the autopilot was trying to hold altitude during downdrafts, with ground speeds as low as 23 kts and a decent rate of over -16000'/min in a possible flat spin

Sources:

https://www.kget.com/news/local-news/authorities-search-tehachapi-mountains-for-reported-missing-aircraft/
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N40TS/history/20210214/0018Z/KCMA/L%2035.01389%20-118.38811

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a4ac02&lat=35.013&lon=-118.389&zoom=16.5&showTrace=2021-02-14

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2021 16:56 Geno Added
15-Feb-2021 18:43 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
15-Feb-2021 19:04 Anon. Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Feb-2021 19:31 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2021 09:33 Trislander Updated [Destination airport]

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