|Quoting nitepilot79 (Thread starter):|
From the looks of the footage, the parachute didn't, or wasn't deployed. I think that's a first for a Cirrus aircraft...
|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 1):|
The news I've seen from Houston stations says the aircraft went down on after its third go around. The ATC had waved off the pilot at HOU on two landing attempts because the aircraft was too high to make the runway safely. On the third landing attempt, the pilot told ATC she was going around to try again.
There is some discrepancy about the pilot's qualifications/ experience. A records check shows a PPL issued in 2014, but friends say she was then pilot of the family company owned aircraft since 2012.
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 3):|
It basically sounded like a inexperienced private pilot who was in over her head in the busy Class B airspace:
|Quoting BiggerJetsPlz (Reply 7):|
Maybe a sharp left turn coupled with full power torque on the go around caused the plane to bank too far, then a left wing stall into a spin? That's happened a couple times before with cirrus sr-22s
|Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 4):|
No fire and no fuel at the crash site could be starvation also
|Quoting Aesma (Reply 2):|
The parachute deployment itself doesn't damage the aircraft, it's the hard landing after that. But it's not a given, several have been repaired.
|Quoting trnswrld (Reply 12):|
This was definitely a busy time at this airport and would be a bit much for any GA pilot. I think the controllers did ok and were relatively patient and calm with her. The last transmission was for sure over the top saying way too much including keeping turns right and fitting between two 737s. At this point I think she should have said ok this is getting out of hand lets get out of this area and try again either elsewhere or give me a nice straight in approach when your able. It was just not a good place to be for a inexperienced pilot.
|Quoting andrew50 (Reply 13):|
The last transmission was nothing but total confusion.
|Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 16):|
"Flight controls-FREE and CORRECT" has been on every checklist I ever saw. Don't just twist the yoke, LOOK. And don't forget the trim wheel, either.
|Quoting smw757 (Reply 18):|
I am currently doing some flight training in the SR20. It's a wonderful aircraft to fly, and a lot newer and faster than the 1976-build C172 I'm used to flying; however, it does take some getting used to. You need to set it up for landing much earlier, as it flies fast and takes a while to slow down. It is also a lot less forgiving in stalls--I have to be a lot more cautious practicing stalls in the SR20 due to its poor chances of recovery if entered into a spin. Flying this plane has made me really focus on staying ahead of the aircraft.
|Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 14):|
A better course of action would have been for either or both of them to say "forget it" and send the plane to a less busy airport, with more room to set up for a comparatively nice, easy straight in to a single runway.
|Quoting freakyrat (Reply 15):|
but we had a low altitude one here between DAL and ADS that the pilot survived. The aircraft had been in for maintenance and the ailerons were hooked up backwards.
|Quoting FriscoHeavy (Reply 27):|
I've watched the video and wonder if they were killed instantly, or if there was some small window of time they were alive after hitting the ground.
Pretty graphic video overall.
|Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 29):|
Is there a possibly that this aircraft was overloaded with three adults and their luggage?
b747400erf wrote:Quoting nitepilot79 (Thread starter):From the looks of the footage
Some news sites had the video auto play on their main page. A very sad and graphic video, I did not want to see.
Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 4):bingo fuel
This is not an aviation term. People should stop using it.
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