The pilot was attempting to land the Cirrus SR20 at the airport in Staples, Minn. The landing was uneventful until the flare, when the airplane bounced.
The pilot initiated a go-around. During the attempted go-around, the plane did not achieve takeoff speed before going off the end of the runway and hitting a runway edge identifier light.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s misjudged landing flare, which resulted in a porpoised landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN13LA261
This May 2013 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.