Accident Cirrus SR20 GTS N431SR, Monday 10 January 2011
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Date:Monday 10 January 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR20 GTS
Registration: N431SR
MSN: 1754
Year of manufacture:2006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Santiago Atitlán, Solalá -   Guatemala
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Monterrico
Destination airport:Santiago Atitlán
Investigating agency: SVIA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft took off from the runway on the beach of Monterrico Department of Escuintla, towards Santiago Atitlán Municipality, Department of Sololá, the flight was going smoothly until the approach and landing. On landing the pilot lost control and the aircraft bounced off the runway. The pilot then decided to go around. Due to the low speed and in landing configuration, the aircraft was unable to avoid impact with an avocado tree, which was on the flight path. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.

The loss of flight control and the eminent impact against the avocado tree, which stopped the aircraft in the attempt to regain minimum flight control speed, after trying to land assisted even at the controls by the co-pilot, tube as probable cause In this accident, the pilot's lack of control, caused by crosswinds and gusts of winds in the same landing direction, thereby causing an extended landing and with a lot of speed. trees on the flight path, causing the fall.
In the impact of the aircraft with the tree and subsequently against the ground, the pilot struck the top of the cabin precisely against the aircraft's parachute ejection handle, to such an extent that this caused fatal injuries.

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


Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 02:43 TB Added
11-Jan-2011 02:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Jan-2011 03:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
11-Jan-2011 08:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
11-Jan-2011 11:32 bizjets101 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2011 03:20 sdbeach Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
13-Apr-2020 07:13 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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