January 9, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz., Piper PA-46-500TP


The airplane was substantially damaged at 1358 Mountain time following a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion during landing. The private pilot and three passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed

Shortly after touchdown on the dry, hard-surface runway, the airplane veered right. The pilot later stated it touched down on the mains first and when the nosewheel settled to the ground, a significant vibration was noted and the airplane veered right. The main landing gear collapsed during the runway excursion.


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