Accident Cirrus SR22 N418CP,
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Date:Tuesday 3 October 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N418CP
MSN: 3262
Year of manufacture:2008
Total airframe hrs:1395 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Blythe, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Camarillo Airport, CA (KCMA)
Destination airport:Safford Airport, AZ (SAD/KSAD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Cirrus SR22 suffered an accident during an instructional flight.

The flight instructor reported that he and the pilot receiving instruction were conducting a cross-country flight. About 1.3 hours into the flight, the oil pressure started to decrease, and the pilots decided to divert to a nearby airport. The oil pressure continued to decrease, and the engine subsequently lost all power. The airplane was unable to reach the runway, so the pilots chose to activate the parachute system. Upon ground impact, the parachute dragged the airplane for about 20 ft. The pilots then egressed the airplane, and the parachute then dragged it another 200 ft. The nose landing gear and left main landing gear collapsed, and the fuselage and engine firewall sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause and Findings
Maintenance personnel's failure to properly torque an oil supply line fitting, which resulted in oil starvation, a subsequent engine failure, and an off-airport landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR18LA018
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report




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18-Jul-2022 07:41 harro Added

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