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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236587
Last updated: 14 September 2020
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Date:31-MAY-2020
Time:13:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22 GTS G3 Turbo
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CTAM
C/n / msn: 2740
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:The Solent off Calshot, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dunkeswell Airport (EGTU)
Destination airport:Lee-on-Solent-RNAS (EGHF)
Narrative:
A Cirrus SR22 GTS G3 Turbo ditched into the waters of The Solent off Calshot, Hampshire, following the activation of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS, pull #113).

According to local newspaper reports@ "...the plane is a Cirrus SR22, which is understood to have left Dunkeswell Airfield in Exeter for Solent Airport at Lee-on-Solent at around 14:10 BST. The aircraft appears to have been flying at around 1,600 feet and at 130 knots before suddenly losing altitude at 14:41 BST, plummeting to 800ft before dropping off radar tracking".The two occupants were rescued by a nearby vessel.

HM Coastguard has issued a statement on the incident:

“At 2.43pm this afternoon, HM Coastguard received numerous reports that a light aircraft had ditched into the water off Calshot Spit on the Solent. It was confirmed two people were on-board the aircraft. Both people were able to climb out of the aircraft after it came down and were then rescued by a nearby vessel.

“Hamble independent lifeboat escorted both casualties to Hamble Lifeboat Station. Neither person required medical assistance and both were declared well by the South Central Ambulance Service. They also made contact with Hampshire Police at the lifeboat station.

“The aircraft is now beached at Calshot and Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team are securing it. The Air Accident Investigation Branch have been informed. Any possible pollution damage will be assessed and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s Duty Counter Pollution and Salvage Officer has been informed”.


Sources:

1. https://www.islandecho.co.uk/plane-crashes-into-the-solent-near-cowes/
2. https://hmcoastguard.blogspot.com/2020/05/HM-Coastguard-statement-after-light-aircraft-ditches-off-Calshot-Spit.html
3. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GCTAM
4. List of aircraft rescue parachute activations: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/dblist.php?Event=PARA
5. https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/plane-crashes-solent-two-people-rescued-sea-2869979
6. https://iwradio.co.uk/2020/05/31/plane-crashes-off-the-isle-of-wight/
7. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/05/31/two-people-rescued-after-aircraft-crashes-into-water-in-southampton/
8. https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-05-31/two-rescued-after-light-aircraft-crashes-in-the-solent/
9. https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18486968.aircraft-crashes-sea-calshot/
10. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9552439


Images:

Photo of G-CTAM courtesy AirHistory.net


Turweston (EGBT)
3 February 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2020 14:39 harro Added
31-May-2020 14:43 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
31-May-2020 14:48 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
31-May-2020 14:50 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
31-May-2020 15:06 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
31-May-2020 15:07 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-May-2020 15:39 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
31-May-2020 15:49 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
31-May-2020 15:56 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
31-May-2020 16:09 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
31-May-2020 17:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2020 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Jun-2020 12:03 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jul-2020 09:45 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]

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