Accident Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage JetPROP DLX N963MA, 17 Jan 2023
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Date:17-JAN-2023
Time:10:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic P46T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage JetPROP DLX
Owner/operator:SCT Enterprises LLC
Registration: N963MA
MSN: 4636453
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Yoakum Municipal Airport (T85), Yoakum, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM)
Destination airport:Yoakum Municipal Airport, TX (T85)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
On January 17, 2023, about 1039 central standard time, a Piper PA-46-350P JetProp DLX airplane, N963MA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Yoakum, Texas. The pilot and copilot sustained fatal injuries. Two passengers sustained fatal injuries and one passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

A preliminary review of Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed that the airplane departed from the Memphis International Airport (MEM), Memphis, Tennessee, at 0748. The airplane was enroute to its destination at the Yoakum Municipal Airport (T85), Yoakum, Texas.

The airplane was cleared for the RNAV (GPS) Runway 31 approach at T85. The ADS-B data showed that about one mile south of the approach end of the runway, the airplane turned to the east, descended, and impacted terrain.

The airplane came to rest in a field on private property, about 1.5 miles southeast of T85. The airplane came to rest upright, and both wings were found separated from the fuselage due to the impact sequence. There was no postimpact fire. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. According to first responders, the passenger with serious injuries was able to egress from the cabin and he contacted first responders with his cellular phone.

The NTSB, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Piper Aircraft responded to the accident site to conduct documentation and examination work. The wreckage was recovered from the accident site for future examination work.

According to historical FAA airworthiness records, the airplane was modified in February 2020 via supplemental type certificate ST00541SE and was equipped with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-35 turboprop engine.

Sources:

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/fatal-plane-crash-outside-yoakum/article_9cac5750-968e-11ed-b654-7faff4f1482b.html
https://www.actionnews5.com/2023/01/17/4-members-germantown-church-killed-texas-plane-crash/

NTSB
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=963MA
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ad685f&lat=29.281&lon=-97.112&zoom=12.0&showTrace=2023-01-17
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N963MA/history/20230117/1330Z/KMEM/T85
https://skyvector.com/files/tpp/2213/pdf/06157R31.PDF (approach plate)

https://harvestmemphis.org/

https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/abpic-media-eu-production/pictures/full_size_0532/1809913-large.jpg (photo)

Location


Images:


It is a screen shoot from my data point entry in to Google Earth. The Data was obtained by my ground base 1090/978 MHZ ADSB receiver approximately 28 miles from Yoakum Airport.


It is a screen shoot from my data point entry in to Google Earth. The Data was obtained by my ground base 1090/978 MHZ ADSB receiver approximately 28 miles from Yoakum Airport.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2023 19:54 harro Added
17-Jan-2023 19:55 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jan-2023 19:57 harro Updated [Source]
17-Jan-2023 19:57 harro Updated [Category]
17-Jan-2023 20:10 harro Updated [Time, Source]
17-Jan-2023 21:40 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2023 01:25 johnwg Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2023 02:44 johnwg Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2023 02:52 johnwg Updated [Source]
18-Jan-2023 05:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2023 13:45 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Narrative]
19-Jan-2023 07:31 JimmyB Updated [Category]
23-Jan-2023 07:53 Ladder010 Updated [Photo]
23-Jan-2023 07:53 Ladder010 Updated [Photo]
23-Jan-2023 15:37 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
26-Jan-2023 01:02 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2023 01:03 Captain Adam Updated [[Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]]
26-Jan-2023 01:04 Captain Adam Updated [[[Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]]]

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