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Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N444DT: Accident occurred December 01, 2021 at Cassville Municipal Airport (94K), Missouri

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 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Nakatsu Aviation LLC

Location: Cassville, Missouri 
Accident Number: CEN22LA060
Date and Time: December 1, 2021, 14:50 Local 
Registration: N444DT
Aircraft: Piper PA-46-310P 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N444DT
Model/Series: PA-46-310P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KHFJ,1316 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Springdale, AR (ASG)
Destination: Cassville, MO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.697642,-93.899508 (est)


  1. The one and only one unknown rated tech performing nose gear maintenance may have been cause for ins. provider to deny his claim.

  2. This guy has a youtube channel and constantly puts himself and his passengers in situations that any sane PIC would avoid. I'm glad the accident that totaled the airplane didn't cause him any harm, but I hope for his and everyone else's sake he decides to avoid purchasing another plane.

    1. Any chance you can list any of the situations that you claim?

    2. Only flight I saw was questionable was taking off in a single when the conditions were below returning to the departure. Legal, but our club prohibits it.

    1 yeat before the incident the guy decides to fly in IMC conditions with his family.
    He said that took the decision because he need to... practice?.

    1. Is Kathryn's Report still in service....I get no more accident reports from this site. Today I received this on Mr Malibu accident.