Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cirrus SR20, Riddley Retail Fixtures Inc, N782JR: Accident occurred March 26, 2017 at Cleveland Regional (KRZR), Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee  

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Riddley Retail Fixtures Inc:   http://registry.faa.gov/N782JR

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA137
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Cleveland, TN
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20, registration: N782JR
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 flight instructor was conducting an instructional flight in the airplane, which was owned by the student pilot. The flight instructor reported that he did not notice that the student pilot did not set the flaps to the appropriate position for takeoff, as required on the before takeoff checklist. Immediately after rotation, during the initial climb, the student pilot had difficulty maintaining directional control. The flight instructor took control of the airplane about 10 ft above the runway, the stall warning annunciator was audible, and the airplane began sinking. The flight instructor pushed the nose over but was unable to recover before the airplane landed hard and then departed the right side of the runway. The landing gear dug into the mud, the airplane then spun around and the nose gear and left main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the elevator and vertical stabilizer. The flight instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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