A Columbia 400 crashed on 17 October in a mountainous area of southern California, killing all three occupants, in the first accident involving a certificated aircraft built by the former Lancair. The aircraft was headed from San Diego to Scottsdale, Arizona, with weather along the route reported as poor. The Bend, Oregon-based manufacturer, meanwhile, has cut the base price on its Columbia 350 by $20,100, citing efficiencies from higher production rates.

Source: Flight International