CAPS Activation #1
Lewisville, TX
Date:   2002/10/03
Uninjured: 1 uninjured
Plane: SR22 N1223S #105
Pilot: Inst
Experience: 366 hrs; 125 SR2X hrs
NTSB: FTW03LA005 ProbCause
Flight: Day VFR in VMC
Coords: 33.033N 96.950W

Historic first CAPS deployment in a production aircraft when pilot experienced loss of aileron due to improper maintenance, in which the aileron hinge bolt was not safety wired. Pilot maneuvered to safe area and deployed CAPS. Plane was repaired and flew again.

CAPS activation #1 near Lewisville, TX in SR22 N1223S on 2002/10/03

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Project Information (as of Oct 15, 2008 07:37)

Project ID(mkey) Investigation Type Mode
55825 accident  Aviation
NTSB Accident ID Occurrence Date Location
FTW03LA005 Oct 03, 2002 Lewisville, TX, United States
Docket Information
Docket ID Creation Date Last Modified Public Release Date & Time
34395 Feb 14, 2003 Sep 04, 2003  09/04/2003 13:29


List of Contents
File ID Filing Date Document Title Pages  Photo 

252558 Feb 14, 2003 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1  
252560 Feb 14, 2003 Airframe Maintenance Records  
252561 Feb 14, 2003 Engine Maintenance Records  
252562 Feb 14, 2003 Cirrus Maintenance Manual (Flight Surfaces)  
252564 Feb 14, 2003 Cirrus Service Bulletin A22-27-03  
252566 Feb 14, 2003 Statement of Party Representatives to NTSB Investigation  
252567 Feb 14, 2003 Release of Aircraft Wreckage, NTSB Form 6120.15  
280701 Sep 02, 2003 Monarch Air Maintenance Inspection Forms  
280702 Sep 02, 2003 Cirrus Airplane Parachute System (CAPS) section from the Pilot Operating Handbook  
280703 Sep 02, 2003 Cirrus Airplane Parachute System (CAPS) training letter  


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