Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2013 Issue

December 2, 2012, Greensburg, Ind. - Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage

At about 1819 Eastern time, the airplane collided with terrain while executing an RNAV (GPS) approach. The instrument-rated private pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. Instrument conditions existed; an IFR flight plan was in effect. Prior to the arrival of the accident airplane, a friend of the pilot flew the same flight in a similarly-equipped airplane. The friend never broke out of the clouds, performed a missed approach and diverted to an alternate airport.

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