Emergency parachute use Incident Cirrus SR20 N175CD, 14 Apr 2020
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Date:14-APR-2020
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR20
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N175CD
MSN: 1065
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:Fayetteville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fayetteville, NC
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
The pilot taxied to runway 04 and was cleared for take-off. During the takeoff run the engine started to sputter, and thge pilot aborted take-off.
He pulled off the runway and sumped the fuel tanks, getting water from the left fuel tank, which he was using on take-off. There was no water in the right tank or engine drain sump. The pilot changed the fuel selector to the right tank and ran the aircraft for about 5 minutes. He decided to depart from runway 04 again. While climbing to about 350/400 feet the engine started to sputter again, and then a complete engine failure. The pilot declared Mayday. He noticed he had about 2000 feet left of a 7709 runway and decided to land back onto the runway. Thinking he would be not able to stop, he deployed the parachute to help with drag. The aircraft stopped 2 feet from end of runway.
Minor damage to aircraft from deploying the chute, no injuries.
After another sump, they got water from the right tank. The pilot indicated he had stowed the aircraft with tanks half full and condensation must have built up.

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18-Jul-2022 08:05 harro Added

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