Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2003 Issue

October 03, Lewisville, Texas / Cirrus SR-22

At approximately 1440 central time, a Cirrus SR-22 crashed following an in-flight separation of the left aileron during cruise flight near Lewisville. The pilot activated the airplane’s parachute and was not injured. The pilot said the airplane had been in for completion of Cirrus service bulletin 22-95-05, which called for replacement of the parachute activation cable, and SB A22-27-03, which called for replacement of the trim cartridge self-locking nut. The pilot conducted a preflight inspection and took off. A few minutes after takeoff, the pilot noticed the airplane was pulling to the left and discovered the left aileron was separated at one hinge attach point. He declared an emergency,...

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