Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III, Konigstein, Germany, Jan. 19, 2009–The pilot of the HeilFlight Flugschule Flugbetrieb Cheyenne was killed and the airplane destroyed when it crashed under unknown circumstances. The flight from Frankfurt/Main was en route to Bad Nauheim in IFR conditions. The German BFU is investigating.
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne, Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2006–The NTSB determined that, during air-to-air photography, the Cheyenne photo ship came too close to the subject MiG’s jet core exhaust, causing the separation of the Cheyenne’s T-tail upper section vertical stabilizer. The Cheyenne, registered to Flying Moose, crashed and the ATP-rated pilot and four passengers were killed.
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne, Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2006–Cheyenne N121CS was involved in a photo shoot with a Soviet MiG-21 when the Cheyenne’s tail section separated in flight and the airplane crashed. All five aboard the Cheyenne were killed.