June 4, 2012, Cameron Park, Calif. Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu Mirage


The airplane experienced a collapsed nose landing gear at about 1830 Pacific time. The solo private pilot was not injured, but the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed.

According to the pilot, he made a normal uneventful landing, but during the landing roll the airplane’s nose landing gear collapsed. The airplane departed the runway and encountered soft terrain. Examination revealed a part of the gear actuation and support system had separated from the location where it was attached to the engine mount.


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