Loss of control Accident Cirrus SR22 N779LB, Tuesday 7 January 2020
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Date:Tuesday 7 January 2020
Time:16:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N779LB
MSN: 2499
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:4723 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kapolei-Kalaeloa Airport, Oahu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Kapolei-Kalaeloa Airport, HI (JRF/PHJR)
Destination airport:Kapolei-Kalaeloa Airport, HI (JRF/PHJR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot was taking his private pilot checkride and was performing a soft-field takeoff from a touch-and-go. The student pilot reported that immediately after the takeoff, the airplane experienced 'windshear" from the right and the airplane banked left and drifted left of centerline. He corrected with right aileron, which at first had no effect, then the airplane rapidly banked right and the right-wing tip struck the runway surface. The airplane then banked and yawed left and pitched up. The airplane descended from about 15 ft in a nose low left wing down attitude and impacted the runway surface hard
The designated pilot examiner (DPE) stated that the student pilot performed a good soft field landing and then after the soft-field takeoff, the right wing suddenly dipped, and the wingtip struck the runway. As the DPE was about to say "abort," the airplane pitched up and rolled left. The DPE then got on the controls with the student pilot and they both had full right aileron applied, but the airplane did not respond and subsequently impacted the runway.
The fuselage and wings were substantially damaged.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of airplane control during a short field takeoff in gusting crosswind conditions, and the designated pilot examiner's delayed remedial action.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC20CA012
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





Photo: FAA

Revision history:

04-Apr-2021 16:35 ASN Update Bot Added
04-Apr-2021 18:29 harro Updated [Date, Location, Narrative, Photo]
10-Jun-2023 01:12 Ron Averes Updated

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