Thursday, November 04, 2021

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N305JD: Accident occurred October 26, 2021 in Immokalee, Collier County, Florida

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; Miramar, Florida

Flying M Aviation LLC

Location: Immokalee, FL 
Accident Number: ERA22LA035
Date & Time: October 26, 2021, 14:45 Local
Registration: N305JD
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N305JD
Model/Series: PA46 350P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KRSW,31 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4300 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.437508,-81.385322 


  1. Last return on Flightaware was -1,412 FPM at just 400' MSL while at 299 degrees turning to 27 (a sea level airport). This flight never got out of the pattern and lapped once with the first lap dropping toward 27 at -1512 FPM at 1,100 MSL. What in the world were they doing.

    1. Previous flight a couple of hours before that included two circling descents. Maybe the accident flight occurred while training.

      Accident flight:
      Circling descent flight:


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