Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cirrus SR22, Strato Cirrus LLC, N463C; accident occurred May 15, 2016 at Palm Beach County Glades Airport (KPHK), Pahokee, Florida -Kathryn's Report


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA234
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Pahokee, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N463C
Injuries: 1 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 pilot reported that he encountered a sudden wind shift during the landing flare, the right wing rose, and the airplane bounced during touchdown. The pilot further reported that he applied full power to abort the landing and became airborne. During the initial climb, the airplane continued to the left despite the pilot's full aileron application to the right, the left wing impacted terrain, and the airplane cartwheeled to a stop next to the runway.

The fuselage and right wing sustained substantial damage.

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and lateral bank control during the aborted landing, which resulted in collision with terrain.

PAHOKEE, Fla. - The Pahokee airport was shut down Sunday after a plane made a hard landing. 

The pilot was able to get out and was not injured.

The plane had damage to the front and rear of the craft.

Story and video:

PAHOKEE, Fl. (CBS12) — The Pahokee Airport runway is shut down following a small aircraft incident Sunday. No one was injured.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were called to the airport around 10:30 a.m.

The pilot was able to get out safely, according to PIO Teri Barbera with PBSO, and did not request medical assistance.

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1 comment:

gretnabear said...

Some folks just don't get it, "The plane had damage to the front and rear of the craft." is major understatement.