Saturday, March 26, 2022

Piper PA-46-600TP, N627PR: Accident occurred March 23, 2022 at Olive Branch Airport (KOLV), De Soto County, Mississippi

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; Jackson, Mississippi

Rowe's IGA Management LLC


Location: Olive Branch, Mississippi
Accident Number: CEN22LA153
Date and Time: March 23, 2022, 10:28 Local
Registration: N627PR
Aircraft: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC PA-46-600TP
Injuries: 1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 23, 2022, at 1028 central daylight time, a Piper PA-46, N627PR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Olive Branch Airport (OLV), Olive Branch, Mississippi. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. 

The pilot reported that he was on the ILS approach to runway 18. As the airplane crossed the final approach fix, he reduced engine power and lowered the landing gear. He confirmed that he had three green landing gear indicator lights. Knowing the wind was from 220° at 16 gusting to 22 knots, he positioned the airplane to accommodate the crosswind. The airplane landed softly just left of the runway
centerline about 85 knots and it started to slow during the landing roll. He gradually directed the airplane back to the centerline. However, the directional input did not correct the ground track, and he added left rudder. Suddenly, the nose of the airplane made a hard right 45° turn and the left side of the airplane skidded down the runway. He neutralized the rudder pedals, and the airplane exited the right side of the runway about 50 knots. The airplane traversed across the wet and muddy ground when the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest nose down. The engine mounts sustained substantial damage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC 
Registration: N627PR
Model/Series: PA-46-600TP 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KOLV, 402 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:33 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / 22 knots, 220°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Jacksonville, FL (CRG) 
Destination: Olive Branch, MS

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: 34.97875,-89.7868 (est)

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