ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76225
Last updated: 12 March 2014
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Narrative:The CAPS emergency parachute of the Cirrus SR20 SRV G2 was activated (reason not yet known) and the descent ended in a field in Hornton, near Banbury, north Oxfordhire. During the scary adventure the aircraft (or its CAPS parachute) clipped some powerlines and cut off the electricty in the neighbourhood. It descended into trees, which reduced the force of the impact.Both occupants escaped unhurt.
Cirrus SR20 SRV G2
|Owner/operator:||CD1636 Inc. Trustee|
|C/n / msn:|| 1636|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||In a field in Hornton, near Banbury, north Oxfordshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Turweston, Buckinghamshire|
|Destination airport:||Weston, Ireland|
Per the offcial AAIB report: "The aircraft adopted an unusual attitude while the pilot’s attention was directed to the autopilot and GPS controls on the centre console. On recognising this unusual attitude, the pilot made a brief attempt to recover control before activating the aircraft’s ballistic recovery system. The aircraft descended under the parachute and landed in open ground"
http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/Plane-crash-in-Hornton.6467399.jp http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Cirrus%20SR20,%20N470RD%2007-11.pdf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-10930035
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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