NTSB Identification: ATL07CA035.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 28, 2007 in Siler City, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/2007
Aircraft: Cirrus Design SR-22, registration: N221GW
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that he was simulating an engine out approach and "after crossing the airport boundary, the aircraft seemed to enter into a higher sink rate and slight power was added. A left turn to align with runway 22 was steeper than planned and the left wing lost lift striking the runway." The airplane then hit a taxiway embankment of about 2 to 3 feet high. The airplane bounced over the embankment and continued into a swallow drainage ditch filled with large drainage rock. The pilot recommended he should "plan training maneuvers more thoroughly, anticipate aircraft performance in all configurations [and] terminate the maneuver as quickly as possible if events warrant, do not try to 'Salvage' a maneuver."

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's failure to perform an aborted landing which resulted in an inflight collision with the runway.

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