Accident Cirrus SR22 ZS-CFN, Friday 6 October 2023
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Date:Friday 6 October 2023
Time:15:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: ZS-CFN
MSN: 0645
Year of manufacture:2003
Total airframe hrs:3341 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Treverton College Airstrip in Mooi River -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bloemfontein/New Tempe (FATP)
Destination airport:Treverton College Airstrip in Mooi River
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, he followed the unmanned aerodrome approach procedure and made the decision to land on Runway 29. The runway was 1080m long with a gravel surface. This was the pilot’s first landing at this aerodrome. The pilot stated that the aircraft touched down deep, and he made the decision to perform a go-around. He applied full throttle (maximum power) but the aircraft was behind the drag curve at that stage already and he failed to sustain flight. The pilot executed a forced landing which resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft.

Probable Cause
The aircraft was in a landing configuration with full flaps and, as a result, it did not gain sufficient speed for the pilot to initiate a successful go-around. The aircraft stalled and crashed on the right side of the runway.

Contributing Factor
Improper technique used to execute a go-around.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: CA18/2/3/10373
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

23-Nov-2023 13:47 harro Added
20-Jan-2024 10:57 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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