Accident Cirrus SR22 N221GW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285315
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Date:Sunday 28 January 2007
Time:13:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N221GW
MSN: 0381
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:792 hours
Engine model:Continental IO550N7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Siler City, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU)
Destination airport:Siler City, NC (5W8)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he was simulating an engine out approach and "after crossing the airport boundary, the aircraft seemed to enter into a higher sink rate and slight power was added. A left turn to align with runway 22 was steeper than planned and the left wing lost lift striking the runway." The airplane then hit a taxiway embankment of about 2 to 3 feet high. The airplane bounced over the embankment and continued into a swallow drainage ditch filled with large drainage rock. The pilot recommended he should "plan training maneuvers more thoroughly, anticipate aircraft performance in all configurations [and] terminate the maneuver as quickly as possible if events warrant, do not try to 'Salvage' a maneuver."

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to perform an aborted landing which resulted in an inflight collision with the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL07CA035
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report



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