Thursday, July 05, 2018

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, registered to CD Air LLC and operated by a private individual, N479CD: Accident occurred July 03, 2018 at Springhill Airport (KSPH), Webster Parish, Louisiana

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Springhill, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA257
Date & Time: 07/03/2018, 1300 CDT
Registration: N479CD
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 3, 2018, about 1300 central daylight time, a Piper PA-46-350P, N479CD, collided with terrain near Springhill, Louisiana. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to CD Air LLC and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight was originated from an unknown location and was landing at Springhill Airport (KSPH), Springhill, Louisiana.

According to preliminary information provided by the pilot, while attempting to perform a go-around, the pilot raised the landing gear and flaps, however the engine was not producing power. The airplane descended and impacted the ground beyond the runway. The fuselage was substantially damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N479CD
Model/Series: PA46 350P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: CD Air, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMNE, 279 ft msl
Observation Time: 1815 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 22°C    
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude:  32.983611, -93.409167 (est) 

Springhill, LA - Authorities tell KTBS that just after 1:00 Tuesday afternoon a plane crashed at the Springhill Airport.

According to Springhill Fire Chief Billy Raspberry, the pilot was able to skid the plane on its belly off the runway and into a field where it then caught fire.

All three people on board survived.

The Springhill Fire Department responded to the crash and was able to put out the fire. About a half acre of the area around it was burned.

The Federal Aviation Administration is en route. The crash remains under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

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