Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2004 Issue

December 27, King, N.C. / Cirrus SR22

At 1542 eastern time, a Cirrus SR22 was substantially damaged after colliding with wires and the ground during a simulated forced landing. The private pilot and one passenger received minor injuries. One other passenger received serious injuries. A passenger told local law enforcement that the pilot was demonstrating what pilots look for in an emergency landing situation. The pilot established a final approach to a large field, but when he attempted to climb out from the approach, the airplane collided with a utility wire and subsequently the ground....

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