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Loss of Control on Ground: Cirrus SR22, N56PE, accident occurred September 19, 2018 at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK), Maryland

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Glen Burnie, Maryland

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Frederick, MD
Accident Number: GAA18CA578
Date & Time: 09/19/2018, 1630 EDT
Registration: N56PE
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that after completing an instructional flight, he dropped off the flight instructor, and flew back to his home airport. During landing the airplane porpoised and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/10/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 381 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Registration: N56PE
Model/Series: SR22
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3634
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/06/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 574.4 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550N
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFDK, 303 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2024 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 266°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Leesburg, VA (JYO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Leesburg, VA (JYO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1610 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Frederick Muni (FDK)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 306 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5219 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries:1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  39.417500, -77.374444 (est)

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