Accident Cirrus SR22 N751CD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235828
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Date:Monday 6 February 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N751CD
MSN: 0044
Year of manufacture:2001
Total airframe hrs:935 hours
Engine model:Teledyne Continental IO-550-N7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wagner, SD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wagner, SD (AGZ)
Destination airport:Chicago/schaumb, IL (06C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane, piloted by an instrument rated private pilot, sustained substantial damage on impact with terrain following an in-flight loss of control during climb in instrument meteorological conditions. The pilot stated, "The flight plan was entered on the GPS [Global Positioning System] direct to function. Took off on runway 26 at about 1320 and a right turning climb was made to the east. When we were heading in the general direction and a climb was established, I place the plane on autopilot. I switched the frequency to 128.0 and immediately heard the frequency buzzing and saw the radio was in the RX mode and would not quit, my first distraction. I contacted Minneapolis center and reported a 3700 ft altitude and climbing, they replied to report back at 7000 or 9000 ft, I don't remember. I then noticed that the autopilot had me in a left hand standard rate turn, even though I was heading east at the time the autopilot was engaged, my next distraction. I then took over the controls to try to get up to the required altitude. In doing so I obviously misread the vertical speed indicator and eventually got the plane into a stall, then into a spin that I could not recover from. At that moment the parachute was engaged and we floated safely to the ground." An examination of the wreckage revealed no pre-impact anomalies.

Probable Cause: The pilot not maintaining airplane control and the inadvertent stall encountered during the climb. A factor was the instrument meteorological conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI06LA078
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

09-May-2020 12:13 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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