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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87489
Last updated: 23 May 2020
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Date:10-JAN-2011
Time:00:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR20 GTS
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N431SR
C/n / msn: 1754
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Santiago Atitlán, Solalá -   Guatemala
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Monterrico
Destination airport:Santiago Atitlán
Investigating agency: SVIA Guatemala
Narrative:
The aircraft took off from the runway on the beach of Monterrico Department of Escuintla, towards Santiago Atitlán Municipality, Department of Sololá, the flight was going smoothly until the approach and landing. On landing the pilot lost control and the aircraft bounced off the runway. The pilot then decided to go around. Due to the low speed and in landing configuration, the aircraft was unable to avoid impact with an avocado tree, which was on the flight path. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.

CONCLUSIONS:
The loss of flight control and the eminent impact against the avocado tree, which stopped the aircraft in the attempt to regain minimum flight control speed, after trying to land assisted even at the controls by the co-pilot, tube as probable cause In this accident, the pilot's lack of control, caused by crosswinds and gusts of winds in the same landing direction, thereby causing an extended landing and with a lot of speed. trees on the flight path, causing the fall.
In the impact of the aircraft with the tree and subsequently against the ground, the pilot struck the top of the cabin precisely against the aircraft's parachute ejection handle, to such an extent that this caused fatal injuries.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20141220123653/http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/Estadounidense-accidentarse-avioneta-Santiago-Atitlan_0_406159572.html
http://www.thekathrynreport.com/2011/01/cirrus-sr20-gts-n431sr-2-americans.html
https://flightaware.com/photos/view/258491-0ecf56722a7d185616d93c815620381733c29e51%3bsize=xga/aircrafttype/SR20

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: SVIA Guatemala
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2011 02:43 TB Added
11-Jan-2011 02:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Jan-2011 03:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
11-Jan-2011 08:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
11-Jan-2011 11:32 bizjets101 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2011 03:20 sdbeach Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
13-Apr-2020 07:13 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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