Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2011 Issue

July 24, 2011, Rantoul, Ill., Piper PA 46-350P Mirage

The airplane sustained substantial damage when it impacted powerlines and terrain during takeoff at about 0920 Central time. A post-impact fire ensued. The pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed.

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