Loss of control Accident Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage JetPROP DLX N246PR,
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Date:Friday 30 January 2015
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P46T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage JetPROP DLX
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N246PR
MSN: 4636063/34
Year of manufacture:1996
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Bernex -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA)
Destination airport:Genk-Zwartberg Airfield (EBZW)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A Piper Jetprop DLX conversion of a PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage crashed near the town of Bernex, Switzerland. The pilot, who was sole onboard, was killed.
The aircraft was being flown to Genk, Belgium for an annual inspection. The aircraft reached FL68 in the climb after departure from Geneva and was turning left following ATC instructions when the pilot lost control. The aircraft entered a steep descent from which it did not recover.


Causes
The accident was caused by a loss of control that led the aircraft to unusual flight attitudes, which the pilot did not manage to restore which led to the crash.
The insufficient skills of the pilot confronted with a high performance aircraft, whose systems are complex, contributed to the occurrence of the of the accident.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

http://www.sust.admin.ch/pdfs/AV-berichte/N246PR.pdf
https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevoise/petit-avion-crashe-bernex/story/18689531
http://www.rts.ch/info/regions/geneve/6502540-un-avion-de-tourisme-s-ecrase-pres-de-bernex.html
http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/geneve/story/Un-mort-dans-le-crash-d-un-avion-de-tourisme--la-video-16073071
Video: http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/geneve/story/Un-lecteur-a-filme-le-crash-du-Piper-21445924

Images:


Capture from amateur movie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2015 12:24 Iceman 29 Added
30-Jan-2015 12:46 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
30-Jan-2015 13:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Destination airport, Source]
30-Jan-2015 13:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Photo, ]
30-Jan-2015 13:50 Jetpropdlx Updated [Registration]
30-Jan-2015 13:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Narrative]
30-Jan-2015 18:58 edgarjung Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jan-2015 18:58 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
30-Jan-2015 19:12 edgarjung Updated [Phase, Nature]
30-Jan-2015 20:30 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
03-Feb-2015 15:48 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2015 13:46 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
17-May-2021 16:46 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]
17-May-2021 17:14 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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