NTSB Identification: WPR13CA104
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 14, 2013 in Torrance, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2013
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N5384W
Injuries: 1 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 reported that he intended to land on an asphalt runway in night visual conditions. As the airplane approached the runway, he added engine power because the flight controls felt “mushy.” The airspeed was about 85 knots with full flaps, and the airplane remained in ground effect longer than usual. When the airplane touched down, it bounced and the propeller struck the runway surface. The airplane porpoised but eventually came to a stop. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount structure and support assembly. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.

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