Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cirrus SR22, N146GS, DRC Air LLC: Accident occurred March 22, 2017 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Atlanta, Georgia

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA201 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Atlanta, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N146GS
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 of the airplane reported that he had recently completed flight training from the manufacturer. The accident flight was conducted under instrument flight rules (IFR). During the first approach to land, the pilot reported that the airspeed was too fast and that he decided to go around. He canceled the IFR flight plan, squawked 1200, and remained in the traffic pattern. During his second approach, the airspeed was again too fast, but he attempted to land. The airplane bounced three times, and during the ascent of the third bounce, the pilot added full power and attempted to go around. The airplane veered left, and he attempted to counter the veer with full right rudder application. However, the airplane touched down hard and exited the runway to left. The nose gear collapsed, and the airplane slid across the safety area before coming to rest upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.  

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident 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 use of excessive airspeed during the approach, which resulted in a bounced, hard landing and subsequent loss of directional control during an attempted go-around. 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Atlanta, Georgia

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

Registered Owner: DRC Air LLC
Operator: DRC Air LLC


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA201
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Atlanta, GA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N146GS
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 of the airplane reported that had recently completed flight training from the manufacturer. The accident flight was conducted under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) as was the first approach. During his first approach, the pilot reported that his airspeed was too fast and he decided to go around. He canceled the IFR flight plan and squawked 1200 and remained in the traffic pattern. During his second approach, his airspeed was again too fast, but he attempted to land. The airplane bounced three times and during the ascent of the third bounce, the pilot added full power and attempted to go around. The airplane veered left and he attempted to counter the veer with full right rudder application. However, the airplane exited the runway to left and touched down hard. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane slid across the safety area before coming to rest upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

1 comment:

Richard Gilmore said...

Tried to do a go around and aborted. Left wing hit the ground and it almost cartwheeled on him reportedly.