Friday, October 02, 2020

Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu Matrix, N920X: Accident occurred September 25, 2020 near Rogers Executive Airport (KROG), Benton County, Arkansas

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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Coadmere Inc

Location: Rogers, AR
Accident Number: CEN20LA430
Date & Time: September 25, 2020, 17:30 Local 
Registration: N920X
Aircraft: Piper PA46R-350T 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N920X
Model/Series: PA46R-350T 
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: TOG 
Observation Time: 17:00 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15.6°C /7.2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 18 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Rogers, AR (ROG)
Destination: Rogers, AR
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: 36.372417,-94.106972 (est)


  1. I did some research on this incident. I found that this aircraft is currently for sale. At one point during the last flight it looks like the aircraft was aerodynamically stalled/spun but recovered. I suspect the recovery was abrupt and possibly wrinkled the wing skins, just a guess as the rest of the flight looked normal. I theorize this was a demo flight possibly with a prospective buyer on the controls.

    1. Looks like a stall demo was performed. That poses an interesting insurance scenario if the owner was not at the controls during the stall demonstration.

  2. Touch and bounce ....
    Fri 06:46:40 PM 36.3869 -94.1008 ↓ 200° 96 110 1,475 -696 Descending FlightAware ADS-B (KVBT)
    Fri 06:46:52 PM 36.3822 -94.1028 ↓ 200° 91 105 1,375 -79 Descending Surface and Near-Surface
    Fri 06:47:37 PM 36.3662 -94.1096 ↓ 198° 97 112 1,400 440 Climbing Surface and Near-Surface
    Fri 06:48:41 PM 36.3483 -94.0961 → 73° 124 143 2,175 788 Climbing FlightAware ADS-B (KXNA)
    Fri 06:48:57 PM 36.3556 -94.0893 ↑ 21° 131 151 2,450 469 Climbing FlightAware ADS-B (KASG)