This March 2010 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. Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Morton, Wash. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: According to the passenger, she and the pilot were returning from a business trip. They refueled the airplane at an airport in the San Francisco Bay area, then began the flight home. While the airplane was in cruise flight, the pilot suddenly placed his hands on the controls, told her the engine had lost power, and they were going to land at a nearby airport. Continue Reading »
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