Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cirrus SR22, N418CP: Incident occurred October 03, 2017 in Blythe, Riverside County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aircraft deployed chute and force landed in a field.

Date: 03-OCT-17
Time: 22:51:00Z
Regis#: N418CP
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the circumstances of a downed-aircraft incident this week on the outskirts of Blythe in which the two people onboard the aircraft were not hurt, according to CalFire/Riverside County Fire and FAA officials.

The incident occurred around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, when a small plane with a deployed parachute crash landed in a field near Intake Boulevard and Sixth Avenue, according to a CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. The area is dotted by agricultural fields and dirt farm roads. Intake also is Highway 95 just west of the state line with Arizona.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor described the craft in an email as a single-engine Cirrus SR22 that crashed “under unknown circumstances in a field” at 6th Street and Highway 95.

The plane is registered to Jonathan S. Kagan, of Los Angeles, according to the FAA online aircraft registry. County fire officials did not identify the people aboard the plane, who were evaluated by paramedics at the scene and did not complain of any injuries.

Cirrus model planes are equipped with an added safety feature — parachute systems “designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment,” according to the manufacturer’s website. The parachute deploys from the rear of the airplane.

Original article can be found here ➤

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