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In-flight Breakup Ends Illegal High-altitude Flight

Piper PA-46-350P JetProp Conversion, June 7, 2019, Castalia, North Carolina—The airplane broke up in flight during a suspected thunderstorm encounter, killing all four on board. En route from Naples, Florida, to Easton, Maryland, at FL270 on an instrument flight plan, the pilot received an alert from air traffic control of weather ahead and ATC rerouted him via the Franklin, Virginia VOR. Two minutes later the pilot reported encountering rain; the airplane climbed to FL273 before entering a rapidly descending…

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