Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2010 Issue

May 10, 2010, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Cirrus Design SR22

At 1930 Central time, the airplane collided with the ground while maneuvering on final approach. Visual conditions prevailed. The private pilot and one passenger were killed. The pilot contacted the tower at 1924, reporting he was 12 miles out for landing. At 1927, the pilot reported the airport in sight and stated he would have to make a 360-degree turn to lose altitude.

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