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Cirrus SR20, N720TX: Accident occurred November 05, 2020 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW), Texas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas 

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Location: Fort Worth, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA108
Date & Time: November 5, 2020, 22:33 Local 
Registration: N720TX
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On November 5, 2020, at 2233 central standard time, a Cirrus SR20 airplane, N720TX, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fort Worth, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight.

According to information obtained by the Federal Aviation Administration, the nose wheel landing gear collapsed during touch and go landings at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW), Fort Worth, Texas, to runway 16R. The airplane was towed from the runway. An examination of the airplane by FAA inspectors found the nose landing gear had fractured. Damage to the area was found to be substantial.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N720TX
Model/Series: SR20 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: AFW,685 ft msl
Observation Time: 22:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Addison, TX (ADS)
Destination: Fort Worth, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.985303,-97.318095

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