Friday, September 6, 2019

Cirrus SR22, N983WP: Accident occurred August 25, 2019 at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (KGWS), Colorado -and- Incident occurred October 15, 2017 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, North Carolina


The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:  
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N983WP

Location: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO    
Accident Number: CEN19TA330
Date & Time: 08/25/2019, 1250MDT
Registration: N983WP
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 25, 2019, about 1250 mountain daylight time, a Cirrus SR-22 airplane, N983WP, experienced a collapsed nose gear during landing at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (GWS), Colorado. The private pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to CBGNC Aviation LLC and operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and the flight was operating utilizing visual flight rules (VFR) flight following at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Russell Municipal Airport (RSL), Kansas, and was destined for GWS.

The pilot overflew GWS to familiarize himself with the area and elected to land to the south. The reported weather was clear and AWOS reported the winds were calm. The pilot "flew the final approach in the mid 70's (airspeed) and full flaps." During roundout "the bottom fell out" and the airplane landed flat and hard on the main landing gear and then the nosewheel; the nose landing gear collapsed. The composite firewall was damaged, substantially damaging the airplane. The pilot told investigators problems were noted with the nose landing gear during the previous annual inspection, but did not elaborate on what those problems were. 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N983WP
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Cbgnc Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGWS
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Departure Point: Russell, KS (RSL)
Destination: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO (GWS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.506667, -107.309444 (est)




Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

October 15, 2017: Aircraft on taxi, went off the taxiway and struck taxiway lights.


Date: 16-OCT-17
Time: 00:04:00Z
Regis#: N983WP
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: WINSTON-SALEM
State: NORTH CAROLINA









HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

AIRCRAFT:   2005 Cirrus SR22 N983WP, s/n: 1671
Last Annual Inspection on 07/09/19 at ACTT/Tach:  3806.5

ENGINE: 
Continental IO-550N, s/n: 686757
Last Annual Inspection on 07/09/19 at ETT 3276.1. 
Overhauled by Triad Aviation and installed on 07/09/19 with 0.0 TSO, at ACTT 3806.5

PROPELLER:  
Hartzell PHC-J3YF-1N, s/n: NJ1637B
Last Annual Inspection on 07/09/19 at PTSO 242.9 

EQUIPMENT:
The following equipment was reported to be in N983WP and requires confirmation:

Avidyne Entegra PFD (Reported as “Release 8” rather than the latest, which is Release 9)
Avidyne EX5000C MFD
Avidyne DFC 90 autopilot (NOTE: this 3-piece Avidyne suite is under warranty through August 2020 - renewable but unconfirmed transferable)
Two Garmin GNS 430s, one that's WAAS and the other not
Transponder Garmin GTX 330 ES, fully ADS-B compliant, reported to be Factory refurbished, installed in early 2019
Garmin Flightstream 210, new in 2019
Garmin GMA340A Audio Panel

The following standard features for this model:

EMAX Engine and Fuel Monitoring
CMAX Electronic Charts
Skywatch TCAS
WX500 Stormscope
TAWS ( Terrain Awareness System)
XM WX Datalink with XM Audio
standard, “3-pack” builtin backup steam gauges for this model (altimeter, airspeed and attitude indicators)
a 1-yr old (2018) ELT model E-04 (which is 406 MHz compliant)

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  
Pilot had a hard landing at Glenwood Springs Airport, CO 


DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  
The damage includes but may not be limited to:  "Significant structural damage. Props are broken, firewall damaged, fuselage and cabin sub-floor damaged".

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:
Glenwood Springs Airport, CO (KGWS)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Besides spin characteristics, weakest part of a Cirrus.