Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2006 Issue

September 13, 2006 in Colo. Springs, CO. / Piper PA-46T-350P

The aircraft, flown by a Private pilot, was substantially damaged when it made a hard landing at approximately 1524 Mountain time. Visual conditions prevailed; the pilot and single passenger were not injured. According to the pilot, he had been cleared to land on a vacant runway. While on short final, the tower cleared a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 for takeoff. "I was surprised that [the MD-80] did not do a rolling start and that he was not…

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