Friday, June 19, 2020

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N27RZ: Accident occurred June 16, 2020 at Ely Municipal Airport (KELO), Saint Louis County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

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NTSB Identification: CEN20CA232
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Ely, MN
Aircraft: Piper PA46, registration: N27RZ

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Date: 16-JUN-20
Time: 16:19:00Z
Regis#: N27RZ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ELY

A Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage aircraft was damaged as it landed at the Ely Municipal Airport Tuesday morning. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the 75-year-old pilot from Lincoln, Nebraska, was not injured. He was the only one in the plane. 

Authorities say the front landing gear and propeller were damaged. 

Sheriff's deputies, Ely police officers and Ely EMS were called to the airport at 11:19 a.m.

The St. Louis County Sheriff and Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate.

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