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Narrative:A privately owned Piper PA-46-350P, registered JA701M, took off from Kumamoto Airport at around 17:11 Japan Standard Time for Kitakyushu Airport and went missing. It was found on the south-southeast slope of Mt. Yago, 14 km northeast of the airport next day.
|Date:||Monday 3 January 2011|
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mt. Yago, Ozu Town, Kumamoto Prefecture -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Kumamoto Airport (KMJ/RJFT)|
|Destination airport:||Kitakyushu AIrport (KKJ/RJFR)|
|Investigating agency: ||JTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
It is highly probable that the aircraft collided with the mountain slope during its in-cloud post-takeoff climb with low climb rate on its VFR flight to Kitakyushu Airport from Kumamoto Airport, resulting in the aircraft destruction and fatal injuries of two persons on board–the PIC and the passenger.
It is somewhat likely that the contributing factor to in-cloud flight toward mountain slope with low climb rate is the PIC’s lack of familiarization with terrain features near Kumamoto Airport; however, the JTSB was unable to clarify the reason.
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|Investigating agency: ||JTSB |
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|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
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