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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA268
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, April 19, 2019 in Saipan, MP
Aircraft: Piper PA32, registration: N4599X
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The operator reported that, during the initial climb, about 1,500 ft, the pilot and passengers reported hearing and feeling an impact. The upper left engine cowling separated and struck the windshield. The pilot declared an emergency, returned to the departure airport, and landed without further incident