SECOND CHANCE WINGS LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N8PY
FAA Flight Standards District: FAA Houston FSDO-09
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA151
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Caldwell, TX
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20, registration: N8PY
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On April 10, 2016, a Cirrus SR20 airplane, N8PY, was substantially damaged during landing when it exited the end of runway 33 at Caldwell Municipal Airport (KRWV), Caldwell, Texas. The private pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane's right wing was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Second Chance Wings LLC and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated with visual flight rules flight following.
According to a statement provided by the pilot, while en route the pilot heard loud noises of an unknown origin. The pilot requested a vector to the nearest airport and the noises began to sound like they originated from the engine. The noises began getting louder and the pilot began having difficulty controlling the airplane. Engine power was erratic as the pilot approached the airport. The airplane was at a higher than normal approach speed when it landed halfway down the 3,252 foot long runway. Despite maximum braking, the airplane exited the end of the runway striking a tree and a fence.
The airplane was retained for further examination.