Accident Cirrus SR22 N334CM, Friday 13 November 2015
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Date:Friday 13 November 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Owner/operator:Ran Air Llc
Registration: N334CM
MSN: 0952
Year of manufacture:2004
Total airframe hrs:2559 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Ashe County Airport (KGEV), Jefferson, NC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Atlanta, GA (PDK)
Destination airport:Lancaster, PA (LNS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot was conducting a long personal cross-country flight. The pilot reported that the airplane was in cruise flight for almost 1 hour at 11,500 ft and that everything was normal. He then noticed that the autopilot pitch was starting to increase in order to maintain altitude and that the manifold air pressure was decreasing. At this time, the rpm and oil pressure were normal. The airplane then started losing altitude, and the manifold air pressure gauge’s needle was shaking. The pilot increased the throttle, but he noted no change in power or rpm. The pilot attempted to divert to the nearest airport, but on final approach, the headwind was stronger than he expected, and he knew that the airplane was not going to reach the runway because the engine had lost all power. He subsequently deployed the airplane's parachute system, and the airplane descended into a field. Examination of the wreckage revealed that adequate fuel was onboard. The engine was subsequently test run to full power with no anomalies noted.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined during a postaccident test run of the engine.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA16LA040
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

13-Nov-2015 17:11 Geno Added
15-Nov-2015 07:51 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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