Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2007 Issue

January 14, 2007, Tampa, Fla., Piper PA-46-500TP

The airplane experienced a collapsed nose gear at about 1825 Eastern time during the landing roll. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was substantially damaged; the Private pilot and one passenger were not injured. The pilot subsequently stated the landing approach was good and the nose landing gear down-and-locked light was illuminated. As the nose landing gear contacted the runway, he thought he had a flat nose tire.

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