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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160933
 
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Date:25-SEP-2013
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR20 G2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N406DC
MSN: 1475
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Bolingbrook's Clow Airport - 1C5, Bolingbrook, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Georgetown, KY (27K)
Destination airport:Bolingbrook, IL (1C5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The airplane was captured on airport surveillance cameras as the pilot attempted to land. A review of the video revealed that the airplane touched down multiple times about halfway down the runway.†During the go-around, witnesses reported that they observed the airplane depart the runway and make a left turn at low altitude. The airplane descended with the wings level as it flew over a few buildings. The airplane then struck a tree and a light pole, and then impacted terrain next to a bank building. A postimpact fire ensued and consumed most of the airplane. The slash marks found in the dirt next to the main wreckage were consistent with the propeller rotating at the time of impact. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.†
The substances found in the pilotís toxicology report were consistent with a resuscitation effort. Based on the available medical history, physical examinations, toxicology and autopsy, the pilot had no known or reported pre-existing medical issues that would have posed a hazard to flight safety.
A witness who spoke with the pilot immediately after the accident stated that the pilot told him that the airplaneís speed was too fast (witnesses stated that he was landing with a tailwind), so he decided to go around and attempt the landing again. He then stated that as he was banking, he lost power and control of the aircraft.†Based on the evidence, it is likely that the pilot lost control of the airplane during the go-around and subsequently impacted terrain.


Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain control of the airplane during a go-around. †


Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=406DC

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N406DC

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2013 03:00 Geno Added
26-Sep-2013 03:11 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2013 10:28 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location]
26-Sep-2013 15:22 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 09:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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