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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30058
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Date:18-AUG-2000
Time:19:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
Owner/operator:Sun Aero, Inc.
Registration: N4380S
C/n / msn: 46-8508020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Vero Beach Municipal Airport, 1 mile NW of Vero Beach, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:VRB
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During a local instructional flight, a simulated engine out landing was attempted. The flight instructor stated that on short final, an unsafe gear indication occurred. The instructor then stated that an attempt was made to abort the landing and the engine failed to develop takeoff power. The airplane landed and the right main landing gear collapsed. According to the FAA Inspector on-scene, after the gear collapsed the airplane slid down the runway and struck a runway marker light substantially damaging the right wing leading edge, flap, and aileron. Examination of the engine, landing gear, and the hydraulic system, found no discrepancies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to control the aircraft after landing due to a loss of engine power and landing gear failure for undetermined reasons. A factor in the severity of the accident was the impact with the airport marker lights.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X21652&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=4380S

3. https://uk.flightaware.com/resources/registration/N4380S


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Feb-2015 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 19:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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