Thursday, March 22, 2018

Piper Meridian PA-46-350P, N10DK: Incident occurred March 22, 2018 at John Wayne Airport (KSNA), Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach

Aircraft landed then veered off the runway and collapsed the nose gear.

Date: 22-MAR-18
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N10DK
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-46-350P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A small plane skidded off a runway Thursday at John Wayne Airport, but no injuries were reported.

Some commercial flights were delayed after the private single-engine Piper Malibu skidded off the runway around 12:50 p.m., according to officials.

Only one person is believed to have been aboard the plane, but was not injured.

Although the runway was visibly wet, it wasn’t clear whether rain may have played a role in the incident, or whether the plane was taking off or landing at the time.

The runway was temporarily closed to remove the plane and forced inbound flights to hold or divert, according to reports.

Images posted to social media appeared to show the plane in a stopped position along a grassy area between the airport’s runways with its nosegear broken.

An airport spokesperson told KNX 1070 the aircraft’s nosegear had been sheared off before it landed in the so-called “safety area” between runways.

The runway reopened just after 2 p.m., according to the airport.

Original article can be found here ➤

SANTA ANA – A small plane slid off a runway while landing at John Wayne Airport on Thursday afternoon, temporarily delaying commercial flights.

The Piper Malibu, shortly before 1 p.m., skidded off of a runway, shearing off the nose gear of the aircraft and coming to rest in a “safety area” between the short runway and a long runway used for commercial aircraft, said Deanne Thompson, a John Wayne Airport spokeswoman.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was not injured, Thompson said.

Both runways were temporarily closed while airport workers removed the plane, delaying some commercial flights. The runways were re-opened by 2 p.m., Thompson said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the inclement weather or mechanical issues forced the pilot to lost control of the plane.

Original article can be found here ➤


Keep_It_Simple_Engineer said...

The aircraft pictured appears to be a PA-46-500TP

Chris Kilgus said...

That looks expensive!

PilotDave said...

Not a 500TP, but a JetPropDLX