Monday, March 21, 2016

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N975MA, Southworth Aircraft Inc: Accident occurred March 20, 2016 in Pflugerville, Texas


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA155
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Pflugerville, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA 46, registration: N975MA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during touch down in gusty crosswind conditions, the airplane veered off the runway to the left. He further reported when he corrected to get back onto the runway the nose gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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