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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74271
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22 GTS
Registration: N424LF
C/n / msn: 1583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tuscaloosa Regional Airport (KTCL), AL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Miami, FL (TMB)
Destination airport:Tuscaloosa, AL (TCL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot contacted the air traffic control tower and reported that he was 12 miles from the airport and had the intention of performing a full-stop landing. The pilot contacted the tower a short time later and stated that he had the airport in sight, but was too close, and needed to make a 360-degree turn to lose altitude. After completing the turn, the controller observed the airplane left of the final approach path. It then made a turn, aligning it right of course. The airplane was about 50 feet from the end of the runway when the left wing dipped and the airplane flipped over, colliding with the ground. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions. According to the manufacturer, the airplane will stall at an indicated airspeed of about 72 knots in a 45-degree angle of bank. The airplane’s last recorded bank angle on the primary flight display was about 48 degrees left-wing down and the airspeed was about 63 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed while maneuvering to land, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin and collision with the ground.




Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

10-May-2010 23:39 RobertMB Added
15-Dec-2010 14:21 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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