Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2006 Issue

October 19, 2006, Odenton, Md. / Piper PA-46-310P

At 1545 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain during an approach to landing. The Commercial pilot/owner and the passenger were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan had been filed. At 1542, the pilot contacted the Potomac Tracon and requested clearance. The controller informed the pilot he was violating the Washington Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), that he needed to land immediately and that he would provide…

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