Accident Cirrus SR22 GTS G3 N936CT, Thursday 6 June 2013
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Date:Thursday 6 June 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22 GTS G3
Owner/operator:Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee
Registration: N936CT
MSN: 3111
Year of manufacture:2009
Engine model:Continental Motors IO-550-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Langdale Road, Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Denham Airport (EGLD)
Destination airport:Gloucestershire Airport (GLO/EGBJ)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot deployed the aircraft ballistic recovery system (CAPS deploy #45) after he became disorientated on an instrument approach into Gloucester Airport. He was not injured.

AAIB Conclusion
The initial disengagement and re-engagement of the autopilot caused the system to engage in default modes that the pilot was not expecting and, due to high workload, did not notice. The distraction and confusion caused by the unexpected aircraft response caused him to over-control in pitch and roll which further increased workload and led to him becoming disorientated to the extent that he felt he was unable to control the aircraft safely.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2013/06/02
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

06-Jun-2013 11:11 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Jun-2013 11:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source]
06-Jun-2013 11:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source]
06-Jun-2013 11:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Embed code]
06-Jun-2013 12:53 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2013 13:51 Anon. Updated [Damage]
06-Jun-2013 13:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Jun-2013 19:55 harro Updated [Phase, Embed code]
07-Jun-2013 17:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
26-Dec-2013 09:49 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2015 16:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-May-2020 14:15 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative, Accident report, ]
11-Nov-2022 20:04 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Category]
11-Nov-2022 20:04 harro Updated

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