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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238945
Last updated: 12 July 2021
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Date:31-JUL-2020
Time:12:03 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22
Owner/operator:Solent Aviation Inc Trustee
Registration: N8163P
MSN: 1391
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Cotswold Airport (GBA/EGBP), Kemble, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lee-On-Solent Airfield (EGHF)
Destination airport:Cotswold Airport (GBA/EGBP)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
AAIB investigation to Cirrus SR 22, N8163P: Loss of control and collision with a parked aircraft while landing at Cotswold (Kemble) Airport, 31 July 2020. The AAIB Final Report was published on 10 June 2021, and the following is the summary from it:

"N8163P was about to touch down at Cotswold (Kemble) Airport when the left wing dropped and touched the runway. The pilot attempted a go-around, but the aircraft landed to the side of the runway and travelled across the grass before colliding with a parked aircraft. No injuries were sustained, but both aircraft were substantially damaged.

The loss of control occurred when the pilot delayed touching down because the aircraft landing ahead had not vacated the runway as he expected. Early decision making on initiating the go-around and aircraft handling at slow speed were identified as factors in this accident."

=Damage to Airframe(s)=
Cirrus SR-22 N8163P collided with parked Piper PA-30 G-ATXD. Both aircraft were badly damaged:

G-ATXD
The aileron and lower surface of the right wing were severely damaged. There was also a substantial fuel leak
N8163P
There was abrasion damage to the left-wing tip consistent with it having contacted a hard surface and scratches that were most likely caused by the torn metal on the right wing of G-ATXD. Damage to the propeller blades was consistent with them striking soft ground or stones. The right main landing gear had broken off from the mounting structure and punctured a hole in the top skin of the wing. The right main wheel had detached and abrasions on the tyre were consistent with it being abraded as the aircraft slid sideways across the apron. The nose landing gear was twisted but remained attached."

=AAIB Conclusion=
"This accident highlights the importance of making an early decision to go-around and to allow sufficient time for aircraft landing ahead to clear the runway. On this occasion clearance to land at ‘the pilot’s discretion’ was not given until the aircraft reached the threshold. Following the loss of control, the wing tip struck the ground and the pilot would not have known the extent of the damage to the aircraft; therefore, it would have been a safer option to stay on the ground.

Continuing the go-around while the aircraft was on the ground and pointing towards a parking area, hangar and fuel facility increased the risk to third parties. Slowing the aircraft would have given the pilot and third parties more time to respond."

Sources:

1. AAIB Final Report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60c1cd49d3bf7f4bca6e72c6/Cirrus_SR_22_N8163P_06-21.pdf
2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/gloucestershire
3. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N8163P/history/20200731/1030Z/EGHF/EGBP
4. https://photos-e1.flightcdn.com/photos/retriever/92a1189b1294f6dfd3ab06d9f9ba7674a22aa4f7 (photo)
5. https://www.facebook.com/cotswoldairport/
6. https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=8163P
7. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8164105

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Media:

Damage to PA-30 G-ATXD after being struck by Cirrus SR22 N8163P (bottom left picture):

Images:

Photo of N8163P courtesy AirHistory.net


Turweston (EGBT)
2 January 2009; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2020 12:08 harro Added
01-Aug-2020 12:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 12:40 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 13:23 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
01-Aug-2020 13:25 harro Updated [Source]
02-Aug-2020 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2020 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2021 20:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Jun-2021 20:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Embed code]
12-Jun-2021 15:31 harro Updated [Accident report]

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