Table of all Cirrus fatal accidents. A version of this table appears in the annual safety issue of the Cirrus Pilot magazine.

As of March 20, 2010, there have been 58 fatal accidents in Cirrus aircraft involving 115 fatalities, 13 serious injuries and 2 minor injuries.  For more statistical analysis, see Accident Statistics

Click on the accident sequence number to view comprehensive details about that accident.

Seq#

Location

Date

Synposis

0

Duluth, MN

1999/03/23

Experimental test-flight accident, not included in Cirrus production fatal accidents counts, occurred during pre-production flight testing when aileron jammed. SR20 prototype was not equipped with a CAPS parachute. Test pilot Scott Anderson is memorialized by the ANDOE waypoint for the outer marker on the ILS runway 27 approach to Duluth.

1

Sierra Vista, AZ

2001/04/10

Non-instrument rated pilot departed with old weather information over mountainous terrain in deteriorating weather, including mountain obscuration and icing.

2

Parish, NY

2002/04/24

Two experienced pilots who had just picked up their new Cirrus SR22 were practicing aggressive maneuvers when the plane entered a flat spin. Failure to deploy the parachute resulted in impact with terrain.

3

Angel Fire, NM

2002/05/28

Plane impacted terrain near top of ridge during departure under high-density altitude conditions in an SR20. The POH does not have takeoff distances for those conditions.

4

Las Vegas, NM

2002/11/03

Non-instrument rated pilot travelled long distances across country and impacted rising terrain under lowering cloud layer. Altimeter read 1,000 feet above elevation of impact point.

5

Hill City, MN

2003/01/18

Early morning night flight before sunrise under an overcast by non-instrument rated pilot. Low altitude flight over rising terrain.

6

San Jose, CA

2003/01/23

Plane impacted terrain during approach to Reid-Hillview airport in IMC by newly certifcated instrument-rated pilot with some ATC confusion with intended destination contributed to pilot workload.

7

Pamplona, Spain

2003/10/12

Plane collided with trees and ground in the mountains near Pamplona, Spain, while flying under a VFR flight plan. Last radio contact was at 1,500 feet.

8

Greenwood, SC

2004/04/19

Plane impacted terrain during takeoff by SR20 over gross weight without lowering flaps.

9

Park Falls, WI

2004/09/10

Plane impacted river 1,000 feet short of runway during instructional flight, which may have included simulated emergency power-off descent during gusty wind conditions.

10

Belgrade, MT

2004/12/04

Plane impacted trees while maneuvering close to mountain ridge during a photo mission with a glider.

11

Coconut Creek, FL

2005/01/15

Pilot experienced confusion and disorientation during an IMC departure, reporting avionics problems to ATC, but also following instructions intended for another airplane.

12

Hood River, OR

2005/01/20

Plane impacted terrain during short night VFR trip in lowering weather conditions by instructor-rated pilot returning to home field.

13

Norden, CA

2005/02/06

Pilot reported icing at night over mountains at 16,000 feet, attempted to climb but began accelerated descent; parachute was deployed at very high speed and separated from the airframe.

14

Arco, MN

2005/12/11

Plane impacted terrain during VFR flight in area where IMC and marginal VMC conditions prevailed. Parachute activation was due to ground impact.

15

Sylva NC

2005/12/29

Plane impacted terrain during departure from uncontrolled airport in marginal VFR conditions with intent to pick-up IFR clearance enroute.

16

Lancaster, CA

2006/01/10

Plane impacted terrain while student pilot and instructor were practicing return-to-airport maneuver.

17

Stuart, FL

2006/02/04

Plane impacted ocean during an IMC positioning flight with pilot reporting instrument problems and requesting return to airport.

18

Edgewater, MD

2006/07/11

Plane impacted terrain during go-around after attempted landing on short 2,500 foot runway.

19

Indianapolis, IN

2006/08/28

Passenger activated CAPS after pilot became incapacitated resulting in a high-speed impact into a shallow pond; witness reported seeing parachute in reefed condition; three passengers required back surgery and pilot suffered fatal trauma.

20

Maybell, CO

2006/09/15

Pilot reported icing at 14,000 feet, made several altitude changes, when ATC lost contact; plane impacted terrain at 7,100 feet and a portion of fuselage was dragged by parachute for 2 miles across Colorado/Wyoming border; parachute believed to have been deployed by impact forces.

21

Manhattan, NY

2006/10/11

Cory Lidle and CFI Tyler Stanger impacted an apartment building in Manhattan, NY, while flying VFR in the Hudson River corridor.

22

Meadview, AZ

2006/10/25

Pilot reported icing at 13,000 feet and impacted terrain in flat attitude; parachute was deployed by impact forces.

23

Statesville NC

2006/10/27

Plane impacted terrain following go-around after ILS approach in IMC conditions.

24

Huntersville, NC

2006/11/30

Plane impacted terrain during night IMC approach where pilot made several erratic maneuvers failing to turn to the approach, descending below descent path, changed airspeed and heading.

25

Young, AZ

2006/12/17

Plane impacted terrain while flying VFR in mountainous terrain in dark night conditions with IMC conditions and freezing level of 6,500 feet in the area.

26

Greenland

2007/02/02

Ferry pilot reported loss of oil pressure and maneuvered towards island in vicinty of Greenland, ditched the airplane, but was found dead in water with broken leg.

27

Queenstown, South Africa

2007/03/17

Pilot attempted approach and landing in IMC. (South African accident, not in NTSB database)

28

Spirit River, AB, Canada

2007/08/13

Plane impacted terrain while flying VFR in low ceilings over rising terrain.

29

New Windsor, NY

2007/11/21

Plane impacted terrain during second approach in low visibility and low ceilings about 2 am

30

Faribault, MN

2007/11/25

Plane impacted terrain adjacent to the runway in gusty wind conditions, reportedly during a second landing attempt or aborted landing

31

Jagel, Germany

2007/11/28

Plane impacted power lines at night while flying parallel to a highway in low ceilings, reportedly attempting to contact the nearby military airport

32

Gurupi, Brazil

2007/12/19

Plane impacted terrain during landing when wing tip hit the ground and the plane cartwheeled

33

Paso Robles, CA

2007/12/30

Plane impacted terrain after low altitude maneuvers, including barrel roll described by witnesses

34

Lindsay, OK

2008/02/02

Plane impacted terrain while maneuvering near airport due to inadvertent stall/spin while making base turn.

35

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2008/03/02

Plane impacted building near airport after smoke observed from engine; reports suggest plane was misfueld with Jet-A because of confusion with "turbo" designation

36

Front Royal, VA

2008/03/15

Plane impacted terrain soon after departure at night with low ceilings in location not consistent with Departure Procedure for the airport

37

Waxhaw, NC

2008/03/20

Plane impacted terrain during maneuvers to land at private airstrip

38

Big Bear, CA

2008/04/08

Plane impacted terrain during VFR approach to mountain airport in low IMC and freezing conditions

39

Hemphill, TX

2008/04/22

Plane impacted water during IFR flight after flying NORDO for over an hour

40

Rock Springs, WY

2008/08/10

Mid-air collision with a VFR aircraft while on IFR approach

41

Woodruff, WI

2008/09/11

Plane impacted terrain during approach to landing in low ceilings

42

Zurich, Switzerland

2008/10/22

Plane impacted terrain on airport after deviating due to alternator failure and maneuvering to land with low ceilings.

43

Tallahasse, FL

2008/11/13

Plane impacted two cars and a house on IFR approach; ATC reported heading deviation during approach.

44

Cherbourg, France

2008/11/15

Pilot flying VFR over clouds from England to Jersey in Channel Islands; impacted water at high speed after descending in cruise.

45

Moncks Corners SC

2009/01/29

Impacted terrain short of runway during forced landing after declaring an emergency due to smoke and fumes in cockpit

46

Menomonie, WI

2009/01/30

Impacted terrain with post-impact fire in weather conditions likely to produce icing

47

Deltona, FL

2009/02/17

Apparent practice stall/spin; parachute was deployed at very low altitude and did not fully inflate

48

Itzehoe, Germany

2009/02/24

Impacted terrain under unknown circumstances, suspected VFR into IMC accident

49

Tizin Tichka, Morocco

2009/04/24

Impacted terrain under unknown circumstances while flying near a mountain pass with high winds aloft

50

Mt. Ainos, Greece

2009/04/28

Impacted mountainous terrain while attempting to exit VFR in IMC conditions and possible icing

51

Mayfield, Ohio

2009/04/28

Impacted terrain shortly after departure in IMC while attempting a return to airport under unknown circumstances

52

Crystal, MN

2009/06/16

Impacted terrain and burst into flames while landing

53

Dijon, France

2009/07/18

Impacted terrain under unknown conditions, suspected VFR into IMC accident

54

Ravenswood, WV

2009/07/30

Impacted terrain after flying past intended destination NORDO at FL250, plane intercepted and pilot observed unresponsive

55

Rock Hill, SC

2009/09/11

Impacted terrain short of the runway while maneuvering back to airport under unknown circumstances

56

Ernsthof, Germany

2009/12/10

Impacted terrain in IMC under unknown circumstances after pilot reported a problem.

57

St Petersburg, FL

2009/12/15

Loss of radio contact 140 nm southwest of St Petersburg; Coast Guard called of search after two days

58

Boulder, CO

2010/02/06

Midair collision with tow plane and glider

59

Morton, WA

2010/03/19

Pilot heard on radio issuing Mayday dead-stick no-engine; plane impacted trees and landed in driveway less than 5 miles from small airport

60

Tuscaloosa, AL

2010/05/10

Plane crashed short of runway on airport under unknown circumstances