Monday, March 30, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Cirrus SR20, N586C; accident occurred March 27, 2020 at Minute Man Air Field (6B6), Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

View of left-wing damage
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View of left-wing damage 
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View of engine mount damage
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 View of fire wall damage
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Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Stow, MA
Accident Number: ERA20CA142
Date & Time: 03/27/2020, 1400 EDT
Registration: N586C
Aircraft: Cirrus SR20
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, upon landing, the airplane veered sharply to the left and departed the runway onto the adjacent grass. The pilot applied full power to go around; however the airplane continued to veer left and impacted vegetation.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount, firewall, and both wings.

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

An automated weather observation station about 10 miles east of the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 330° at 14 knots, gusting to 25 knots. The pilot was landing the airplane on runway 3. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 63, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/01/2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/23/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 458 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15 hours (Total, this make and model), 349 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Model/Series: SR20 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1278
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/22/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 15 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  705 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-ES
Registered Owner: Cygnus Aircraft Group Llc
Rated Power: 200 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: BED, 133 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1351 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 87°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 14 knots / 25 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Plymouth, MA (PYM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Stow, MA (6B6)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1330 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Minute Man Air Field (6B6)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation:268 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2770 ft / 48 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 42.460556, -71.517778 (est)

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