Accident Cirrus SR22 N224SB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58582
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Date:Thursday 29 January 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Owner/operator:Centennial Aviation Llc
Registration: N224SB
MSN: 1155
Year of manufacture:2004
Engine model:Continental IO-550 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Berkeley County airport (KMKS), Moncks Corner, S.C. -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Charleston, SC (CHS)
Destination airport:Mooresville, NC (14A)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
About 6 minutes after departing in visual meteorological conditions, the pilot reported fumes in the cockpit to air traffic control, and advised them that he planned to divert. The pilot subsequently began descending toward a nearby airport, and entered the traffic pattern. As the airplane neared the runway threshold, on what appeared to be a "normal" approach, it suddenly pitched nose down and impacted the ground about 900 feet short of the runway threshold. A witness who approached the airplane immediately following the accident reported no fire, smoke, or abnormal fumes. Post accident review of the airplane's maintenance records revealed that about 3 weeks prior to the accident, the pilot had reported an odor of "burnt electronics" in the cabin, and subsequently had the airplane inspected by a maintenance facility. No anomalies were found during the inspection and all of the airplane's systems continued to function normally thereafter. A post-accident examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions, failures, or fire in the accident airplane. A detailed inspection of the airplane's electrical system and avionic components revealed a single damaged capacitor located in the primary flight display that displayed evidence of thermal distress. Functional testing of the circuit card containing the damaged capacitor suggested normal operation. The pilot’s cause of death was noted as "blunt trauma" and toxicological testing on specimens from the pilot showed no traces of carbon monoxide or cyanide.
Probable Cause: A loss of aircraft control during the landing approach for undetermined reasons.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA09FA148
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

29-Jan-2009 23:22 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:38 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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