Monday, July 24, 2017

Cirrus SR22, N831SR, Cornerstone Aviation dba Skyline Flight: Accident occurred July 23, 2017 at Katama Airpark (1B2), Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA429
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Edgartown, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2017
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N831SR
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 takeoff roll, multiple geese flew across the runway. One goose struck the propeller, and another struck the windshield. Subsequently, the airplane yawed to the right into tall grass, and the airplane then spun 180° and came to rest with the landing gear sheared off.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions 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 airplane’s collision with geese during the takeoff roll.

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll, multiple geese flew across the runway. One goose struck the propeller and another struck the windshield. Subsequently, the airplane yawed to the right, into tall grass and the airplane spun 180°, coming to rest with the landing gear sheared off.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Burlington, Massachusetts

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

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

Cornerstone Aviation
dba Skyline Flight

http://registry.faa.gov/N831SR

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA429
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Edgartown, MA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N831SR
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 takeoff roll, multiple geese flew across the runway. One goose struck the propeller and another struck the windshield. Subsequently, the airplane yawed to the right, into tall grass and the airplane spun 180°, coming to rest with the landing gear sheared off.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

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

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