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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244699
Last updated: 24 January 2022
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Time:c. 15:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo
Registration: ZS-CNM
MSN: 2946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Nelspruit Airport (NLP/FANS), Mbombela -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Hazyview Aerodrome (FAHW)
Destination airport:Nelspruit Airport (NLP/FANS)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
A Cirrus SR22T aircraft with registration ZS-CNM which took off on Friday afternoon, 6 November 2020 at 1320Z from Hazyview Aerodrome (FAHW) was destroyed during an accident which occurred shortly after the aircraft had touched down hard and bounced on runway 22 at Nelspruit Aerodrome (FANS). The commercially licenced pilot had opted to perform a go-around, which was unsuccessful, and was fatally injured during the accident.
A close circuit television (CCTV) camera attached to a support pole on the roof structure of a building at the aerodrome and facing towards the runway captured approximately 6 seconds of the aircraft in a left-wing low attitude. In the footage, the aircraft is seen disappearing below the tree line to the left of Runway 22 and, approximately 40 seconds later, black smoke is seen ascending behind the trees. The aircraft was destroyed by post-impact fuel-fed fire that erupted thereafter.

Probable Cause
Pilotís failure to maintain control of the aircraft during an attempted go-around after a hard touchdown which was followed by a bounce, attributed to an unstable approach.
Contributory factors:
1. Pilot not compensating for a left yaw following the application of maximum power (slam the throttle forward) during an attempted go-around.
2. Pilotís lack of experience on the aircraft type.

Sources: (needs login) (photo)

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

Revision history:

07-Nov-2020 07:32 gerard57 Added
07-Nov-2020 07:53 Geno Updated [Time, Location]
07-Nov-2020 08:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Nov-2020 08:26 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2020 16:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Nov-2020 16:42 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 07:37 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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