August 15, 2006, Kremmling, Colo./Cirrus Design Corp. SR20


The airplane was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain at approximately 2230 Mountain time while maneuvering after a missed approach. The Commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. Dark night visual conditions prevailed.

While en route at 16,000 feet msl, the airplane encountered rain and moderate turbulence. The pilot elected to divert to an alternate airport. During the approach, the pilot stated the airplane “broke out near the decision height altitude,” but could not see the runway and initiated a missed approach. During the missed approach, the airplane impacted mountainous terrain approximately four miles west of the airport.


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