Accident Cirrus SR22T G6 N167CB, Sunday 2 April 2017
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Date:Sunday 2 April 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic S22T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22T G6
Owner/operator:The Flight Academy
Registration: N167CB
MSN: 0822
Year of manufacture:2004
Total airframe hrs:841 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550 N (27)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Olympic National Park, W of Brinnon, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Langley, WA (W10)
Destination airport:Bremerton-Polacca Airport, WA (PWT/KPWT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor and student pilot departed on a planned 3-hour instructional flight. While en route, the flight instructor stated that he wanted to show the student that there was more to flying than just training and that flying was also “fun.” The pilots subsequently turned the airplane toward a large river valley in mountainous terrain. The pilots flew into an area of rapidly rising terrain and realized they needed to climb to avoid terrain. The flight instructor applied full power and pitched the airplane up into a climb; however, the terrain rose faster than the airplane was climbing. The flight instructor instructed the student pilot to start a right turn. Shortly thereafter, he felt the turn was too slow, and he took control of the airplane. The flight instructor stated that things were happening too fast for him to recover the airplane. The airplane subsequently impacted terrain in a box canyon, with ridgelines between 100 feet to several hundred feet higher than the accident site. Postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. 

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's decision to fly into a valley without ensuring adequate clearance to avoid the rising terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR17LA084
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report



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