Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2013 Issue

January 22, 2013, Danbury, Conn., Cirrus Design Corp. SR20

At about 1925 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged after its airframe parachute was deployed while on approach. The flight instructor, a private pilot and a passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was on approach when it experienced a total loss of engine power and the pilot reported that the airplane was “out of fuel” to ATC. The pilot elected to deploy the CAPS and the airplane subsequently descended via parachute into trees, about three miles northeast of the airport.

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