This August 2007 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cirrus Design Corp. SR22.
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Aircraft damage: Minor.
What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, his landing approach was low so he added power. Upon touchdown, the airplane bounced. The pilot increased power but did not do a go around.The Cirrus bounced “even higher.” The airplane touched down a third time, and the nose wheel collapsed.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in porpoising and collapse of the nose landing gear.
For more information: NTSB.gov