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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA46-500TP

The Calculated Descent Rate During The Final Portion Of The Turn Was More Than 17,000 Ft Per Minute On May 12, 2024, about 1956 central daylight time, a Piper PA46-500TP airplane (file photo, below), N241PM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Marianna, Arkansas. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot filed an instrument flight rules flight plan from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS), Pensacola, Florida, to Batesville Regional Airport (BVX), Batesville, Arkansas. A review of flight track data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed that the flight departed PNS about 1721, turned to the northwest, and climbed to flight level (FL) 280.

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