Saturday, March 02, 2019

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N4161X: Accident occurred December 30, 2018 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: San Diego, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA060
Date & Time: 12/30/2018, 1553 PST
Registration: N4161X
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 30, 2018, at 1553 Pacific standard time a Piper PA46-350P, N4161X, departed the runway after landing at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (MYF), San Diego, California. The private pilot and three passengers were not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to MAJ LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The local flight departed MYF about 1430. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot stated that the landing approach and flare to runway 28R were normal, and the touchdown was smooth. Shortly after the nose landing gear made contact with the ground, the airplane started to pull to the left. He applied corrective control inputs, but the airplane continued to turn left. The airplane then departed the runway surface, and the landing gear collapsed as the airplane entered the dirt verge while traveling sideways.

Both wings and the aft cabin structure sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence, and all occupants were able to egress from the aft cabin door unaided.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N4161X
Model/Series: PA46 350P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMYF, 427 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: San Diego, CA (KMYF)
Destination:  San Diego, CA (KMYF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  32.815833, -117.139444

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