The flight instructor reported that, following simulated instrument flight instruction to a private pilot-rated student, he took the controls of the Cirrus SR20 while on approach to the airport in Sanford, Florida.
He added that it had started to rain, but that the runway was still visible.
Before touchdown, the CFI kept the airplane in ground effect to reduce the airspeed, and the airplane touched down about halfway down the 3,578-foot-long runway, bounced twice, and touched down again.
He then applied brakes, and the student “got the flaps up.”
After exiting the runway onto a taxiway, the instructor applied brakes, but the “airplane was still traveling too fast when it entered the ramp,” and it veered slightly left of the taxiway centerline and hit three unoccupied airplanes on the ramp.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and left-wing spar box.
The airport’s automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 200° at 16 knots, gusting to 23 knots; visibility was 1 statute mile; broken clouds at 3,900 feet; temperature 81°F; dew point 73°F; and heavy rain. The instructor landed the airplane on Runway 27C.
Probable cause: The flight instructor’s failure to maintain an appropriate approach speed in crosswind conditions, which resulted in the airplane landing long on the wet runway and his subsequent loss of directional control when he attempted to exit the runway at high speed onto a taxiway, which resulted in the airplane hitting three airplanes on the ramp.
NTSB Identification: GAA18CA445
This July 2018 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.