NTSB Identification: GAA16CA402
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Henderson, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR, registration: N341CP
Injuries: 3 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 during the landing in gusty crosswind conditions, the airplane touched down "firm" with the landing gear side loaded. The pilot further reported that the airplane immediately veered off the runway to the left. During the runway excursion, the airplane encountered a steep ravine located about 300 feet from the runway centerline; subsequently the landing gear collapsed.
The right elevator 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 automated weather observation station (AWOS) at the airport four minutes before the accident recorded the wind at 250 degrees true at 10 knots. The AWOS about 56 minutes after the accident recorded the wind at 260 degrees true at 7 knots, gusting to 14 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was on a runway aligned with 170 degrees magnetic.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and a landing gear collapse.
No one was injured when a small airplane missed the runway and crash-landed at the Henderson Executive Airport this afternoon, according to an airport spokeswoman.
Firefighters responded to the airport, 1600 Jet Stream Drive, about 3:30 p.m., Clark County Department of Aviation spokeswoman Christine Crews said.
The Cirrus SR-22 missed the runway and landed on dirt, Crews said. There was no fire, but the airplane was damaged and leaked fuel.
Runway 17 Left was shut down while the plane was moved and the fuel spill cleaned, Crews said.
There were three people onboard and no injuries were reported, Crews said. The main runway at the airport remains open and operational.
No disturbance to regular airport operations was expected, she said.
It was reported around 3:25 p.m. at Henderson Executive Airport.
There were no injuries or damage to the runway. The runway is closed, due to the plane's damage. The plane is reportedly leaking fuel.
The airport's main runway is open. There are no other closures.
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The Cirrus SR22 came down at 3:33 p.m. in the dirt path, short of the runway.
Three people were on board at the time of the landing. No injuries were reported.
The runway will be closed until plane can be removed.