Bird strike Accident Piper PA-46-500TP N760C, Wednesday 31 January 2007
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Date:Wednesday 31 January 2007
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P46T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-46-500TP
Registration: N760C
MSN: 4697289
Year of manufacture:2007
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vero Beach, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Vero Beach Regional Airport, FL (VRB/KVRB)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private certificated pilot/owner, accompanied by a certificated flight instructor and a passenger, departed on a Title 14, CFR Part 91 local area instructional flight in a new, high performance airplane. As part of the purchase of the airplane, the instructor was providing transition training into the new airplane to the pilot/owner and the passenger. As the pilot was maneuvering the airplane in simulated instrument conditions, the left wing of the airplane was struck by a large bird. The collision resulted in structural damage to the wing, and a fuel leak when the left wing fuel tank was ruptured. An emergency landing was made at the departure airport.

Probable Cause: An in-flight collision with a bird while maneuvering, which resulted in structural damage to the left wing of the airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC07CA017
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



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