Accident Cirrus SR22 N3452L, 30 Jun 2005
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235831
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N3452L
MSN: 0530
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Haverstraw, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lincoln Park, NJ (N07)
Destination airport:White Plains, NY (HPN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at 3,000 feet, when the pilot suffered a seizure and lost consciousness. When the pilot awakened, the airplane was in a high speed descent. In addition, the pilot felt disoriented, and numbness in his right leg. The airplane was equipped with a Cirrus Airplane Parachute System (CAPS). The pilot recovered from the descent at an altitude of about 1,700 feet; and elected to deploy the CAPS system. The airplane descended via the parachute, and impacted in a river. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the underside of the composite fuselage. The pilot sustained a fractured vertebra and was able to egress from the airplane before it sank. Subsequent medical examinations on the pilot revealed the presence of a brain tumor.

Probable Cause: The pilot's physiological condition, which resulted in his incapacitation during the flight, and subsequent loss of aircraft control.



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

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09-May-2020 12:14 ASN Update Bot Added

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