When The Throttle Was Increased, The Engine Did Not Respond
Location: Loveland, CO Accident Number: CEN23LA017
Date & Time: October 23, 2022, 17:05 Local Registration: N25HW
Aircraft: Cirrus Design Corp SR22 Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal
On October 23, 2022, about 1705 mountain daylight time, a Cirrus SR-22 airplane, N25HW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Loveland, Colorado. The pilot and 4 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed the flight departed St. George Regional Airport (SGU), St. George, Utah, about 1405, and arrived at Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL), Loveland, Colorado. The pilot reported encountering a wind shear while on final approach for runway 33. He attempted to execute a go-around but when the throttle was increased, the engine did not respond.
The airport manager noted that the airplane appeared to have departed the runway pavement about 500 ft from the approach end. It came to rest near the automated weather observing system (AWOS) installation which was located about 300 ft off the west edge of the runway and about 1,000 ft from the approach threshold.
The observed wind, recorded about 9 minutes before the accident, was from 060° at 19 knots, gusting to 27 knots. When the tower controller cleared the pilot to land, about 2 minutes before the accident, he advised the wind was from 060° at 30 knots.
A postaccident examination revealed damage to both wings and the empennage. Postrecovery airframe and engine examinations are planned.