Aircraft: Cirrus SR20. Injuries: None. Location: Englewood, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was attempting to land. The airplane touched down on the main landing gear, bouncing several times before going off the runway. The airplane went across the grass, and down a hill before coming to rest next to a fence.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s improper flare, which resulted in a bounced landing from which he was unable to recover.
NTSB Identification: CEN12CA011
This October 2011 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.