CHI05CA085
CHI05CA085

On April 2, 2005, at 1120 central standard time, a Cirrus SR-22, N8150F, collided with the terrain following a loss of control while landing on runway 11 (4,040 foot by 50 foot, dry asphalt) at the Stuart-Atkinson Municipal Airport (8V2), Atkinson, Nebraska. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The 14 CFR Part 91 business flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight originated from the Sioux Center Municipal Airport (SOY), Sioux Center, Iowa, at 1025.

The pilot reported he received computer weather information and the automated weather observing system at O'Neill, Nebraska, prior to landing. He stated he told the passenger they would make one attempt at the crosswind landing, and if he was unable to maintain the runway heading, they would divert to Olney, Nebraska. He stated he used half flaps for the landing approach and was maintaining the runway heading using full left rudder when a gust of wind moved the airplane left of the runway centerline. He stated he applied power, but the left wing contacted the sandy terrain about 10 feet off the left side of the runway. The pilot stated the nose of the airplane then contacted the ground and the airplane came to rest approximately 300 feet from the initial ground contact.

An inspector from the Lincoln, Nebraska, Flight Standards District Office conducted an on scene investigation. The inspector reported the initial impact with the terrain was approximately 400 feet from the approach end of runway 11 and 20 feet from the left edge of the runway. He stated the airplane came to rest 940 feet from the approach end of runway 11 and 83 feet from the left edge of the runway.

The closest weather reported facility was located at the O'Neill Municipal Airport (ONL), O'Neill, Nebraska, 20 statute miles east-southeast, from 8V2. At 1110 the ONL winds were reported as being from 170 degrees at 18 knots gusting to 26 knots.

The maximum demonstrated crosswind component for the SR-22 is 20 knots.

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