Cirrus Fatal Accident #0
Duluth, MN
Date:   1999/03/23
Fatalities: 1 fatal
Plane: SR20(P) N115CD
NTSB: CHI99FA112 ProbCause
Coords: 46.835N 92.200W
Synopsis

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.

Fatal accident #0 near Duluth, MN in SR20(P) N115CD on 1999/03/23

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

Project ID(mkey) Investigation Type Mode
45991 Accident  Aviation
NTSB Accident ID Occurrence Date Location
CHI99FA112 Mar 23, 1999 DULUTH, MN, United States
Docket Information
Docket ID Creation Date Last Modified Public Release Date & Time
15735 Jun 15, 1999 Jun 15, 1999  03/21/2001 07:39

 

List of Contents
File ID Filing Date Document Title Pages  Photo 

190346 Mar 15, 2001 Supplement A  
190347 Mar 15, 2001 Supplement B  
190349 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report of Investigation 29   
190351 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix A - Photographs  
203058 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 1. Overall Aerial View of Accident Site, Looking Southeast. Note Paint Scrape Marks on the Pavement (As Shown By the Arrow). Also Note Final Resting Site of Fuselage.  
203060 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 2. Ground View of Accident Site, Looking South. Note White Paint Transfer on Pavement and Ground Scars in Grass.  
203062 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 3. View of Leading Edge of Right Wing, Looking North. Note Black Paint Transfer and Slices on the Wing. Also Note Broken Black Hand Railing Behind Wing.  
203064 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 4. View of the Right Side of the Airplane, Looking South.  
203066 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 5. View of Right Side of Airplane, Looking Northeast. Note Damage to Front of Airplane.  
203068 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 6. Close-up View of Engine and Propeller. Note Evidence of Chordwise Scratching, "S" Bending, and Tip Damage.  
203070 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 7. Close-up View of the Left Side of the Pilot Seat Bottom Structure. Note Downward Deformation and Tearing of the Front Left Corner of the Seat.  
203072 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 8. View of the Crushable Seat Pan Material Found Underneath the Pilot. Note That the Forward Left Corner of the Material is Crushed Downward, While the Aft End is Not.  
203074 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 9. View of the Rudder Control Pulley. Note the Score Mark (Pointer). The Position of This Mark is Consistent with a Rudder Deflection of Approximately 14 Degrees Right Rudder.  
203076 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 10. View of Right Aileron (Foreground) and Mating Wing Structure. Note Evidence of Scraping of the Upper Wing Skin.  
203078 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 11. View of the Aileron-Rudder Interconnect. Note That the Bungee Has Been Disconnected and Secured.  
203080 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 12. View of Pilot Position in Another SR20 Airplane. Note That the Right Leg and Knee Can Be Wedged Underneath the Instrument Panel. Also Note "Side Stick" Control Yoke.  
203082 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 13. View of Another Pilot Position in Another SR20 Airplane. Pilot is Shown Leaning Forward to the Full Extension of the Shoulder Harness.  
203084 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Report - Photo 14. View of Another Pilot Position in Another SR20 Airplane. Pilot is Shown Leaning As Far Forward As Possible While Placing Both Hands on the Control Yoke.  
190353 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix B - Wreckage Distribution Diagram  
190354 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix C - NTSB Materials Laboratory Factual Report 15   
190356 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix D - SR20 Type Certificate & Data Sheet  
190358 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix E - Accident Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate and Operating Limitations  
190360 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix F - Cirrus Correspondence Regarding the Experimental Status of the Accident Airplane  
190362 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix G - Witness Statement of Chief Engineer  
190364 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix H - Excerpts of Cirrus Specifications Regarding Requirements for Aerodynamic Surfaces 12   
190366 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix I - Excerpts of Pertinent FAA Rules Regarding Aircraft Certification  
190368 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix J - FAA Proposed Policy Statement Regarding Improvements to Aircraft Certification Tests  
190370 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix K - Excerpts of Results from Cirrus Postaccident Ground Testing  
190372 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix L - Excerpts of Pertinent Cirrus Design Drawings  
190373 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix M - Pertinent Copies of Production Documents for the Accident Airplane  
190375 Mar 15, 2001 Airworthiness Group Chairman's Factual Report - Appendix N - Excerpts of Briefing Paper from the FAA to the NTSB Regarding SR20 Certification 12   
190377 Mar 15, 2001 Recorded Radar and Aircraft Performance Study 22   
190379 Mar 16, 2001 Recorded Radar and Aircraft Performance Study - Attachments II - Pertinent Computer Data Files 23   
190381 Mar 16, 2001 Recorded Radar and Aircraft Performance Study - Attachments III - Graphical Plots of Radar and Performance Data 12   
190382 Jun 15, 1999 NTAP Data 20   
190384 Jun 15, 1999 Materials Laboratory Factual Report 14   
190386 Mar 15, 2001 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1/2  
190387 Jun 15, 1999 Witness Statements 94   
190389 Mar 15, 2001 Weather Information  
190390 Jun 15, 1999 Report From Garmin  
190391 Jun 15, 1999 Airport Inspection Report  
190392 Jun 15, 1999 Minnesota Air National Guard Pilot Information  
190394 Jun 15, 1999 Aircraft Fueling Receipts  
190395 Jun 15, 1999 Aircraft Type Certificate  
190396 Jun 15, 1999 Cirrus Organization Chart  
190397 Mar 16, 2001 Pilot Information 12   
190399 Mar 16, 2001 Aircraft Information  
190400 Mar 16, 2001 SR20 Information 10   
190402 Mar 16, 2001 Production Certificate  
190403 Mar 16, 2001 References 27   
190405 Mar 16, 2001 Cirrus Test Manual  
190407 Mar 16, 2001 Airport Information  
190408 Mar 16, 2001 Statement of Party Representatives to NTSB Investigation  
190410 Mar 16, 2001 Release of Aircraft Wreckage, NTSB Form 6120.15  
190411 Jun 15, 1999 Toxicological Report  

 

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