Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2011 Issue

October 16, 2011, Danbury, Conn., Cirrus Design Corp. SR22

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 2010 Eastern time when it impacted a hazard beacon tower during approach. The solo private pilot was fatally injured. Night visual conditions prevailed and the airplane was operating on an IFR flight plan. The airplane entered the traffic pattern on a right downwind leg for the runway. As the airplane turned from base to final, it struck an approximately 100-foot-tall hazard beacon tower. The airplane subsequently impacted trees and came to rest inverted against a residence.

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