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N484RJ accident description

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Crash location 34.008611°N, 84.628611°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Kennesaw, GA
34.023434°N, 84.615490°W
1.3 miles away

Tail number N484RJ
Accident date 15 Jul 2008
Aircraft type Socata TBM700
Additional details: None

NTSB description

n July 15, 2008, at 1457 eastern daylight time, a Socata TBM-700, N484RJ, was substantially damaged when it rolled inverted and collided with trees short of runway 9, at the Cobb County-McCollum Field (RYY), Kennesaw, Georgia. The private pilot received fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan was filed, for the flight from Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY), Albany, Georgia, to RYY. The airplane was registered to Flying Max LLC, and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91.

Witnesses at the RYY airport stated that they observed the airplane on short final for runway 9. They heard the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower instruct the pilot to complete an "S" turn so that he could get two airplanes off the ground. The pilot of N484RJ, acknowledged the instructions and proceeded to execute the turn. Then the witnesses stated that the airplane seemed to do a wing over onto its back and go straight down. Shortly after a huge fire occurred that could be seen from the ramp.

Examination of the accident site found that the airplane had impacted into a heavily wooded city park, in a steep nose down attitude. The airplane struck several trees and subsequently the ground, and came to an abrupt stop with no forward movement after ground contact. The airplane came to rest on a 360 degree magnetic heading, and was located 1.8 nautical miles southwest of runway 9, on a 089 degree bearing to the airport. There was a post impact fire which consumed much of the airplane and the surrounding landscape.

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