Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N646CA: Accident occurred January 14, 2022 at Dimmit County Airport (KCZT), Carrizo Springs, 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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket

Single Windmill Ranch LLC

Location: Carrizo Springs, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA105
Date and Time: January 14, 2022, 15:45 Local
Registration: N646CA
Aircraft: Piper PA 46-350P
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N646CA
Model/Series: PA 46-350P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 28.52225,99.823639 (est)


  1. local CZT ground weatherunderground station weather on 1/14 @ 4:30 PM 82.2 °F 36.0 °F 19 % wind S 5.0 mph gust 11.0 mph 29.75 in
    single Runway 13/31 Dimensions: 5003 x 75 ft. / 1525 x 23 m

    1. ADS-B tracks didn't record data all the way to runway.

      KCZT is UTC-6, 2130Z = 3:30 PM CST.
      METAR for 2130Z / 3:30 PM CST 14 Jan:
      KCZT 142130Z AUTO 20005KT 10SM CLR 27/01 A2979

      Access the past 120 hours of any station's METAR by saving the link below and replacing "kczt" with the id of interest:


  2. Almost a mile long runway. Must have been to fast on short final or landed too long.

  3. We saw the aftermath, plane skidded to a stop about halfway down the runway, very hard bounce broke the right main and nose gear.