Saturday, September 19, 2020

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft while performing simulated engine out procedure during landing, overshot the runway, and when returning to the runway, stalled and crashed. 

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Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 19:02:00Z
Regis#: N972DD
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: TEXAS



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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