Cirrus Fatal Accident #1
Sierra Vista, AZ
Date:   2001/04/10
Fatalities: 3 fatal
Plane: SR20 N116CD
Pilot: PPL
Experience: 1567 hrs; 167 SR2X hrs
NTSB: LAX01FA145 ProbCause
Flight: Night VFR in IMC
Coords: 31.759N 110.419W
Synopsis

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

Fatal accident #1 near Sierra Vista, AZ in SR20 N116CD on 2001/04/10

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

Project ID(mkey) Investigation Type Mode
52070 Accident  Aviation
NTSB Accident ID Occurrence Date Location
LAX01FA145 Apr 10, 2001 Sierra Vista, AZ, United States
Docket Information
Docket ID Creation Date Last Modified Public Release Date & Time
34578 Mar 19, 2003 Mar 24, 2003  03/24/2003 16:59

 

List of Contents
File ID Filing Date Document Title Pages  Photo 

254829 Mar 19, 2003 Meteorology 5 - Factual Report of Group Chairman 73   
254830 Mar 19, 2003 Weather Reports Found at Accident Site 17   
254831 Mar 19, 2003 ATC Communication Information and Personnel Statements from FAA 16   
254832 Mar 19, 2003 Teledyne Continental Motors Report 18   
254833 Mar 19, 2003 Ballistic Recovery System Information  
254834 Mar 19, 2003 Cirrus Accident Report  
254835 Mar 19, 2003 Pilot's Cirrus SR20 Training Information  
254837 Mar 19, 2003 Annual Inspection Information 27   
254838 Mar 19, 2003 Cirrus SR20 Equipment Information  
254839 Mar 19, 2003 Statement of Party Representatives to NTSB Investigation  
254840 Mar 19, 2003 Toxicological Report  
255076 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 1. Aerial view of accident site. Cirrus Photo.  
255077 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 2. Accident site.  
255089 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 3. View of valley from which aircraft flew. Cirrus photo.  
255090 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 4. Wreckage with right wing section in foreground. Cirrus photo.  
255091 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 5. Wreckage with vertical stabilizer in foreground. Cirrus photo.  
255095 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 6. BRS Parachute. Cirrus photo.  
255102 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 7. Main wreckage with engine on right. Cirrus photo.  
255107 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 8. Propeller.  
255111 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 9. Wreckage layout, viewed from aft left side. Cirrus photo.  
255115 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 10. Wreckage layout, viewed from right wing. Cirrus photo.  
255117 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 11. Wreckage layout, viewed from front left side. Cirrus photo.  
255121 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 12. Nose of wreckage layout. Cirrus photo.  
255124 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 13. Horizontal stabilizer. Cirrus photo.  
255126 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 14. BRS rocket motor & strike pad.  
255128 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 15. Propeller fracture surface.  
255130 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 16. Propeller blade 1.  
255132 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 17. Broken propeller blade.  
255133 Mar 21, 2003 Photo 18. Third propeller blade.  

 

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