Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2007 Issue

July 15, 2007, Reno, Nev., Cirrus Design Corp. SR22

At 1617 Pacific time, the airplane landed uneventfully after losing engine power in cruise flight at 17,000 feet msl. The Private pilot and passenger were not injured and the airplane was not damaged. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane had accumulated 48.2 hours. The left turbochargerís turbine wheel had separated from the shaft and was missing. During the examination, the NTSB was informed of two similar incidents in May. The two airplanes involved had accumulated less than 20 flight hours. Both were landed successfully.

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