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Tail numberN214BN
Accident dateJune 16, 2009
Aircraft typeCirrus Design Corporation SR22
LocationCrystal, MN
Near 45.061667 N, -93.3525 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On June 16, 2009, at 2202 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR-22, N214BN, collided with the terrain following a loss of control while landing on runway 14L (3,263 feet by 75 feet wet asphalt)at the Crystal Airport (MIC), Crystal, Minnesota. The private instrument rated pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was consumed by post impact fire. The flight was being operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. An instrument flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident. The last leg of the cross country flight originated at the Downtown-Wheeler Airport, Kansas City, Missouri, at approximately 1920.

The MIC air traffic control tower closes at 2200 daily from May to September. The pilot was in contact with the control tower and he was cleared for the RNAV (GPS) RWY 14L approach. The controller reported the airplane appeared to be a little high and fast as it approached the airport. The controller reported seeing the airplane touch down on the runway prior to leaving the tower cab. She stated they saw the fireball from the accident when they walked outside the building.

A witness on the airport reported hearing the airplane as it was landing. He reported that the engine was loud and that it "revved up" as if the pilot was initiating a go-around. He then heard the impact and saw the fireball. He reported there was moderate to heavy rain falling at the time of the accident.

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