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Name PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian
Manufacturer PIPER
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Single

Also manufacturered as:

PIPER PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian
PIPER Malibu Meridian

PIPER PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian

PIPER PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian

Image source: IANS


High performance light aircraft. In service since 2000. Turboprop development of PA-46 Malibu with EFIS cockpit.


Aircraft name PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian
ICAO code/WTC P46T / L
Manufacturer PIPER
Type code/APC L1T / A

Technical Data

Wing span 13.1 m42.979 ft
Length 9 m29.528 ft
Height 3.5 m11.483 ft
Powerplant 1 x 1.209 SHP P&W PT6A-42A turboprop with 3 blade propeller.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving P46T

  • P46T, vicinity Son Bonet Palma de Mallorca Spain, 2002 (HF AI CFIT) (On 19 December 2002, a Piper PA-46 Malibu, after takeoff from Son Bonet Aerodrome, penetrated the control zone (CTR) of Palma de Mallorca tower. The pilot was instructed to leave the CTR and the aircraft headed towards mountainous terrain to the north of the island where the flight conditions were below the VFR minimum. In level flight the aircraft impacted terrain at an altitude of 2000 ft killing all three occupants.)
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