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PA46 weather capability

A PA46 crashed near geneva today. I don’t want to discuss what happend but I was wondering about the machine in general. Not sure if it’s a TP or piston but I was wondering, how much weather can a PA46 handle ? I know there are some people with hands on experience on the type in the forum. It’s been pretty bad weather today in Geneva, lot of snow.

What’s the dispatch rate like and what makes you cancel a flight ?

Last Edited by Kerwin at 30 Jan 18:03

METAR LSGG 301020Z 18013KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 SCT030 BKN040
01/M01 Q0987 NOSIG=

METAR LSGG 301050Z 17014KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 SCT030 BKN040
01/M01 Q0987 TEMPO 3000 SHSN=

METAR LSGG 301120Z 19010KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 SCT030 BKN040
02/M02 Q0987 NOSIG=

TAF LSGG 300825Z 3009/3115 23007KT 9999 FEW020 BKN040
TX02/3013Z TNM02/3106Z
TX01/3112Z TEMPO 3009/3115 4500 -SHSN SCT005 BKN012
PROB40 TEMPO 3013/3020 23015G25KT
PROB40 TEMPO 3015/3021 0500 +SHSN VV004=

TAF LSGG 301125Z 3012/3118 23007KT 9999 FEW020 BKN040
TX02/3013Z TNM02/3106Z
TX01/3112Z TEMPO 3012/3118 2500 -SHSN SCT005 BKN012
TEMPO 3015/3021 0500 SN VV004
PROB30 TEMPO 3017/3022 32010KT=

Last Edited by achimha at 30 Jan 18:36

It was a turbine. Parked right next to me in the hangar. Weather wasn’t that bad actually. A few snowflakes here and there – nowhere near “lots of snow”.

nowhere near “lots of snow”.

I stand corrected, it only started snowing in the late afternoon.

To me that looks like an acclerated stall near the ground … a terrible document.

Actually the troubles started higher up, immediately after departure radar pickup. Not clear what but couldn’t hold heading or altitude – was coming down at more than 2’000 fpm.

Loss of control in IMC? …

Was the airframe complete pre-impact? One cannot tell in the video (the tail could be missing as far as one tell) and a plane very rarely just goes straight down like that, totally out of control, especially in VMC. It’s not a spiral dive.

Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

I can’t see the tail either, but to me it looks like a spin …

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