Accident Cirrus SR22 N224MT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285221
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Date:Saturday 24 February 2007
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Owner/operator:RCCB Inc.
Registration: N224MT
MSN: 1334
Year of manufacture:2005
Total airframe hrs:330 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Glen Canyon Nat, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Glen Canyon Nat, UT (U07
Destination airport:Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft collided with the surface of a lake while flying at low altitude over the water. The pilot said that he was flying over a lake at 50 feet above the water; and that there was a good ripple on the water to give him an altitude reference. He said that he maneuvered the airplane into another section of the lake and he noted that he was approximately 25 feet above the water. The pilot said "a few moments later, near the center of the bay, the water turned to glass smooth, and I must have lost depth perception because in a moment we were touching [the] water." The pilot said the airplane decelerated rapidly, and it did not nose over or sink immediately. The pilot and his two passengers exited the aircraft with no injuries, but spent over an hour swimming to shore in the 44-degree water. They were rescued the from the shore following morning.

Probable Cause: The pilot's intentional flight over water at low altitude and his subsequent failure to maintain adequate clearance from the water. A contributing factor was the glassy surface condition of the lake.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA07CA064
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



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