Accident Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo N858RC, Tuesday 26 December 2023
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Date:Tuesday 26 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo
Registration: N858RC
MSN: 2939
Year of manufacture:2008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tailwind Airpark/Thompson Field (1TA7), Canton, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Dallas-Addison Airport, TX (ADS/KADS)
Destination airport:Tailwind Airpark/Thompson Field, TX (1TA7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On December 26, 2023, about 1813 central standard time, a Cirrus Design Corp SR22, N858RC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Canton, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

A witness heard radio transmissions from the pilot of N858RC reporting that the airplane was west of Thompson Field Airport, Canton, Texas. He then heard additional transmissions from the pilot reporting that the airplane was on the downwind, base, and final legs for runway 13, which was equipped with solar powered deck lights. The witness stated that the radio transmissions were normal. The witness went outside to see the airplane on the night visual approach but could not tell if it was lined up with the runway due to his vantage point.

The airplane impacted trees and terrain and came to rest against a home. The airplane’s flight path was not in line with runway 13. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces

Postaccident examination of the airplane flight control system confirmed flight control continuity. The propeller and propeller spinner displayed rotational and torsional features consistent with engine operation at the time of impact.

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


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Revision history:

27-Dec-2023 05:55 Captain Adam Added
27-Dec-2023 07:36 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Category]
27-Dec-2023 07:38 RobertMB Updated [Location]
27-Dec-2023 14:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
30-Dec-2023 07:51 aaronwk Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2024 07:26 landinggearup Updated [Time, Location, Narrative, Category]
11-Jan-2024 23:21 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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