Saturday, September 19, 2020

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N972DD: Accident occurred September 16, 2020 at Cherokee County Airport (KJSO), Jacksonville, Texas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Location: Jacksonville, TX
Accident Number: CEN20CA396
Date & Time: September 16, 2020, 13:40 Local
Registration: N972DD
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N972DD
Model/Series: PA46 350P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KJSO,670 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.960477,-95.259971 (est)

Two men onboard a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage that crashed Wednesday afternoon at the Cherokee County Airport are unharmed, according to Texas DPS officials.

Troopers responded to a call of a crash at the airport, at 1:40 p.m., said Sgt. Jean Dark, public information officer for the DPS – Tyler District.

“The investigator's (preliminary) report indicates that the Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N972DD, had experienced a stall close to the runway, causing a hard landing that collapsed the landing gear, and the aircraft came to rest on the runway,” she said.

Pilot Bradley Charles Thomas, 45, of Richardson, and flight instructor, Benjamin Case, 26, of Jacksonville were uninjured. FAA has been notified.

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