Accident Cirrus SR22 GTS D-EPDK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58797
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Date:Tuesday 24 February 2009
Time:16:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22 GTS
Registration: D-EPDK
MSN: 1350
Year of manufacture:2005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Helserdeich near Friedrichskoog -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kiel-Holtenau (EDHK)
Destination airport:Kiel-Holtenau (EDHK)
Investigating agency: BFU
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed in IMC weather. Nearest airport reported clouds OVC 400 ft at the time of the accident.

The accident is due to the fact that
- the aircraft entered marginal weather conditions during a VFR flight, and
- the pilot very probably lost control of the aircraft due to spatial disorientation.
The fact that the rescue system was not used probably contributed to the fatal injuries of the occupants.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 years
Download report: Final report

Hamburger Abendblatt 25 February 2009, p21


Graphic: BFU / FSU, Google Earth

Revision history:

24-Feb-2009 10:34 mark Added
24-Feb-2009 11:17 slowkid Updated
24-Feb-2009 22:47 slowkid Updated
10-Feb-2018 17:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Feb-2018 17:41 TB Updated [Source]
27-Feb-2020 20:35 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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