Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2006 Issue

December 11, 2005, Arco, Minn. / Cirrus Design Corp. SR22

At 1716 Central time the airplane was destroyed during an in-flight collision with terrain near Arco, Minn. Instrument and marginal visual conditions prevailed; the Private pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries. The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) had deployed as a result of the impact sequence and not as an intentional activation by the pilot....

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