The pilot of the Cirrus SR22 was attempting to land at the airport in Truckee, Calif. As the plane touched down, a gust of wind lifted the right wing. The pilot attempted to abort the landing by adding power, but realized he wouldn’t be able to clear the trees at the end of the runway. He aborted the go-around and pulled the power to idle.
The plane came down off the end of the runway and hit a parked glider trailer, resulting in substantial damage to the Cirrus but no injuries to the pilot.
The NTSB determined the probable cause of this accident as the pilot’s failure to maintain control during landing in gusting wind conditions.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA268
This June 2015 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.