Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2002 Issue

April 24, Parish, N.Y. / Cirrus SR-22

At 1906 eastern time, a Cirrus SR-22 crashed while maneuvering near Parish, killing the two pilots aboard. The two pilots had taken delivery of the airplane six days earlier and were flying from Syracuse to Rochester to show a friend. Radar data showed the airplane in cruise flight when it made what appeared to be clearing turns, followed by a 360-degree turn in each direction. Four witnesses reported what may have been several engine-out practice sequences, but on the last one the airplane pulled up sharply after power was restored, then spun to the ground. Each witness reported the spin beginning sharply nose down then flattening at the end. The airplane is not spin-certified and the manuf...

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