Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2011 Issue

January 9, 2011, Westcliffe, Colo., Piper PA-46-350P

At approximately 1340 Mountain time, the airplane was substantially damaged upon impact with mountainous terrain. The private pilot and passenger were both fatally injured. An IFR flight plan had been filed. The airplane disappeared from radar while en route to its destination; search teams discovered it the following day.

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