Accident Cirrus SR22T GTS G6 platinum N17DT,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348236
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Wednesday 22 November 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic S22T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22T GTS G6 platinum
Registration: N17DT
MSN: 1974
Year of manufacture:2019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Fairland, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Bloomington-Monroe County Airport, IN (BMG/KBMG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On November 22, 2023, at 1646 eastern standard time, a Cirrus SR22T, N17DT, was involved in an accident near Fairland, Indiana. The airplane was destroyed. The flight instructor and pilot were fatally injured. The airplane was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight.

A witness who was traveling eastbound on I-74 saw a small airplane to her left flying over a field southbound. The witness stated that the airplane was very low and looked stalled or as if it was hovering or hanging. The witness estimated the airplane’s altitude as 200 ft above ground level. As the airplane approached the witness’s position, it took a sharp turn to the left or east. Immediately after turning east, the airplane seemed to lose all control. The left wing dipped, and the airplane was fully sideways; the wings were vertical. The airplane rotated to the right with the wings vertical. The witness thought that the airplane rotated to the left one more time and then leveled out extremely low to the ground. The airplane disappeared behind trees at an estimated altitude of 50-100 ft above ground level. A second or two after disappearing behind the trees, the witness saw a fireball and thick black smoke. The witness stated that no parts came off the airplane and there was no deployment of the rocket from the airplane’s parachute system before the airplane’s impact with the ground.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that it was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. The main wreckage was in a corn field and included the fuselage, wings, empennage, and engine. The airplane was oriented on a tail to nose southwesterly heading. The main wreckage was about 40 ft from a ground scar that exhibited impressions of the left and right wing leading edges with an airplane nose impression in the center of both wing impressions. The nose impression contained propeller blades. There were marks consistent in shape with propeller slash marks near the outermost area of the right wing impression.

Postaccident examination of the flight control system confirmed continuity. The wing flap jack screw extension equated to fully retracted wing flaps. The aileron trim was neutral. The elevator motor extension could not be determined due to impact damage.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


NTSB (photo)



Revision history:

22-Nov-2023 22:49 Captain Adam Added
23-Nov-2023 05:48 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Category]
23-Nov-2023 07:45 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Embed code]
23-Nov-2023 15:32 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2023 16:09 Jetdetail Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source]
26-Nov-2023 11:41 Anon. Updated [Source]
08-Dec-2023 21:11 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
02-Mar-2024 06:32 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2024 21:52 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314