Accident Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2 N15VJ, Friday 25 November 2022
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Date:Friday 25 November 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2
Registration: N15VJ
MSN: 0215
Year of manufacture:2020
Engine model:Williams International FJ33-5A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1,6 km SW of Indianapolis Regional Airport, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Indianapolis Regional Airport, IN (KMQJ)
Destination airport:Greensboro-Greene County Regional Airport, GA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2 came down in a retention pond shortly after takeoff from runway 25 at Indianapolis Regional Airport, Indiana, after the pilot activated the CAPS rescue parachute of the aircraft.

The pilot reported to the NTSB that the preflight and pretakeoff checks of the airplane were normal and he proceeded to takeoff from runway 25 at the Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ), Indiana. After takeoff he retracted the landing gear and flaps and engaged the autopilot. A short time later he received audible and visual gear unsafe warnings followed by the airplane pitching up and a reduction of engine power. The pitch up and reduction of engine power were not commanded by the pilot.
The pilot first attempted to disconnect the autopilot using a press and release of the yoke mounted autopilot disconnect button, followed by pressing and holding the button. He also attempted to disconnect the autothrottle system using the button mounted on the center console. He did not believe that the autopilot or autothrottle systems had disconnected and the airplane continued to pitch up and slow down. He said that the airplane was close to an aerodynamic stall and the left wing dropped. At this time the pilot pulled the handle to deploy the Cirrus Airplane Parachute Systems (CAPS).
The parachute deployed and the airplane drifted down under canopy, and landed in a retention pond in an industrial area about 1,6 km south-west of the departure end of runway 25.


12:57 UTC / 07:57 local time:
KMQJ 251256Z AUTO 30007KT 7SM OVC012 07/07 A3017 RMK AO1

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23FA045
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report



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