Cirrus Crash Blue Mountains

Cirrus Crash

On 10th May 2014 – A Cirrus SR 22 GTS aircraft encountered a mechanical fault while on a demo flight over Blue Mountains in NSW .  Registration N802DK

2.10pm – the Cirrus released its BRS ( Ballistic Recovery System ) – due to the area of country aircraft was flying over – no available landing area – only safest option was to release chute for aircraft to descend safely and save all souls on board.

The aircraft came to rest on a fence in Sayers Street Lawson  – Blue Mountains .  All 3 people on board were all ok – only one person taken to Hospital with neck injury .

See photos below of the result and reasonably intact aircraft apart from tail – which I believe is under due stress from chute release.

These aircraft can retails anywhere from $400 k to $900 k pending model …

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-083.aspx  –

 

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