Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu Matrix, N560CA: Accident occurred February 22, 2021 at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (KMKC), Kansas City, Clay County, Kansas

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; Kansas City, Missouri

Over The Top Air LLC

Location: Kansas City, MO 
Accident Number: CEN21LA137
Date & Time: February 22, 2021, 11:00 Local 
Registration: N560CA
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 22, 2021, about 1100 central daylight time, a Piper PA46R-350T was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident while landing at the Charles B Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, Missouri. The private pilot and 5 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

According to preliminary information, upon landing at the airport, the nose wheel began steering the airplane to the right of the runway. The pilot attempted to regain control of the airplane but was unsuccessful and the airplane departed the right side of the runway. Substantial damage was sustained to the right wing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N560CA
Model/Series: PA46R-350T 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
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:
Observation Time: 10:59 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Des Moines, IA (DSM)
Destination: Kansas City, MO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.124939,-94.592276 (est)

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KCTV) -- No one was injured after a plane carrying six people skid off the runway at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.

It happened just before 11 .m. Monday. A single engine Piper Malibu airplane was landing to the south at the airport when it had a problem with its brakes.

The airplane skidded off the runway into a grassy area. Six people were on the plane. No one was injured.

The airport was shut down for about 20 minutes.

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