Accident Cirrus SR22 N665CD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43934
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Date:Thursday 30 November 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Owner/operator:Airshares Elite (as program manager)
Registration: N665CD
MSN: 1774
Year of manufacture:2006
Total airframe hrs:426 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Huntersville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Dekalb-Peachtre, GA (PDK)
Destination airport:Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was provided an intercept vector and cleared for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach during night instrument meteorological conditions; however, the airplane crossed through the final approach course. The air traffic controller alerted the pilot, and issued a vector to rejoin the final approach course, but as the airplane maneuvered, it descended below a safe altitude. The controller issued a "low altitude warning," and instructed the pilot to climb "immediately" to 3,000 feet. During the following 20 seconds, the airplane climbed from 1,800 feet to 3,800 feet, heading changed from 180 degrees to about 330 degrees, and airspeed decreased from 183 knots to 90 knots. The airplane then entered a rapid descent with the final recorded radar target being approximately 1/4 mile from the accident site. A witness statement and physical evidence at the scene were consistent with the airplane's engine producing power until impact. The debris path was approximately 100 feet long and contained fragmented portions of all the airplane's components. Examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical anomalies. The pilot's logbook was not located and his total or recent actual instrument experience could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing to the accident was the night instrument meteorological conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC07FA037
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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