Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N41827, DW Miller Construction Inc: Accident occurred July 16, 2017 at Franklin Municipal–John Beverly Rose Airport (KFKN), Franklin, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

DW Miller Construction Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N41827

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA446
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Franklin, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA46, registration: N41827
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, during a day visual metrological condition flight, just after touch down, a deer jumped out onto the runway. He added that he made a "hard left turn," into soft grass next to the runway, and as the airplane was almost stopped, the nose wheel collapsed.

The engine mounts and firewall sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The Federal Aviation Administration Chart Supplement for the airport stated in part: "Deer on and invof [in the vicinity of] airport."

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