Accident Cirrus SR22 N931CD, Sunday 19 September 2004
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Date:Sunday 19 September 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N931CD
MSN: 261
Total airframe hrs:422 hours
Engine model:Teledyne Continental IO-550-N7B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Peters, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:KRDD
Destination airport:KSEE
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cirrus SR-22 single engine airplane, N931CD, contacted trees in a walnut orchard during an emergency parachute descent near Peters, California. Following an encounter with weather and a loss of control, the pilot deployed the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) about 16,000 feet mean sea level (msl), and the airplane made a parachute landing into the walnut orchard.

Probable Cause and Findings
The pilot's decision to continue flight into adverse weather and the subsequent encounter with the outer boundaries of a level 5 thunderstorm, which resulted in his loss of control of the airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX04LA324
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




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18-Jul-2022 08:08 harro Added

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