Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 5, 2010, Caldwell, N.J., Cirrus Design SR22

At 1724 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted a building and terrain following a go-around. The private pilot and two passengers were killed. Visual conditions existed. A student pilot observed the airplane on final approach and noted it was "a bit high and a bit fast." His instructor commented the airplane was not stabilized and "this would likely be a close call." The student reported the airplane touched down midway down the runway and appeared to be "rocking or bouncing," at which time it initiated an abrupt climb at a relatively high nose-up attitude.

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