CAPS activation #3 near Fort Lauderdale, FL in SR22 N916LJ on 2004/04/10

zDeprecated Cirrus Accident History

This wiki will be deprecated on COPA 3.0 and replaced with updated content. The original description: Comprehensive information gathered about all Cirrus accidents, including fatal and CAPS parachute saves. Includes summary statistics about Cirrus accide

CAPS activation #3 near Fort Lauderdale, FL in SR22 N916LJ on 2004/04/10

Revision #6: Modified by on 20 Dec 2009 5:45 in zDeprecated Cirrus Accident History
CAPS Activation #3
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Date:   2004/04/10
Uninjured: 1 uninjured
Plane: SR22 N916LJ #80
Pilot: Inst Image:Copa-icon.jpg
Experience: 799 hrs; 541 SR2X hrs
NTSB: MIA04LA070 ProbCause
Flight: Day IFR in IMC
Coords: 26.210N 80.235W

Pilot experienced erratic instrument behavior at low altitude in IMC immediately after takeoff, so immediately activated CAPS and worried about alligators in the swamp.

CAPS activation #3 near Fort Lauderdale, FL in SR22 N916LJ on 2004/04/10

Accident Chain Details

Sequence of decisions that lead to the accident:

  • xxx

COPA Forum Discussions

Links to threads and/or posts that discuss this accident:

News Reports

Links to news reports or non-COPA forums that discuss this accident:


Images, videos, PDF files, etc.

NTSB Docket Files

NTSB Docket of Related Information:

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

Project ID(mkey) Investigation Type Mode
59099 Accident  Aviation
NTSB Accident ID Occurrence Date Location
MIA04LA070 Apr 10, 2004 N. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Docket Information
Docket ID Creation Date Last Modified Public Release Date & Time
37430 May 04, 2004 Jun 01, 2005  06/01/2005 09:31

List of Contents
File ID Filing Date Document Title Pages  Photo 

299064 May 04, 2004 Meteorology 5 - Factual Report of Group Chairman 14   
323149 May 19, 2005 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1 10   
323157 May 19, 2005 Radar Plot  
323167 May 19, 2005 Reports from Federal Agencies 85   
323151 May 19, 2005 Reports from Parties to the Investigation-Cirrus Design Corporation 13   
323153 May 19, 2005 Static System Test  
323154 May 19, 2005 Water Test Results  
323155 May 19, 2005 Statements and document from individuals who last washed the airplane  
323161 May 19, 2005 Excerpts from POH  
323172 May 19, 2005 Maintenance Records 20   
323164 May 19, 2005 Statement of Party Representatives to NTSB Investigation  
323165 May 19, 2005 Release of Aircraft Wreckage, NTSB Form 6120.15  
323178 May 19, 2005 Photo 1: Digital photograph provided by Cirrus Design Corporation. View showing the water drained from the static lines.  


See Also

Links to other relevant web pages, including summary tables, etc.