Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cirrus SR22, N269DW: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 near George T. Lewis Airport (KCDK), Cedar Key, Levy County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA308
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 2018 in Cedar Key, FL
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N269DW

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances into 3 feet of water just after departure from George T. Lewis Airport (KCDK)

Date: 28-MAY-18
Time: 20:13:00Z
Regis#: N269DW
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Levy County Sheriff's Office

Deputies have responded to the Cedar Key Airport to a small aircraft crash. A couple from Miami Beach were departing Cedar Key at approximately 4:20 pm today, when the craft wasn’t able to develop enough lift and crashed into the water. No injuries are reported. The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and will be responding to complete a full investigation.

CEDAR KEY, Fla. (WCJB)- A couple is safe after their small aircraft crashed into the water at the Cedar Key Airport today.

Levy County deputies say a couple from Miami was taking off from George T. Lewis around 4pm Monday.

When the plane wasn't able to develop enough lift, it crashed into the water.

One resident says the plane crashed a couple yards away from his mother's house, where he was visiting.

"We thought we heard something that sounded, you know, a little out of the ordinary but we did;t investigate. And we really didn't know until we heard it on TV20,” Thane Fulmer, said.

Fulmer also says he's glad to hear the couple was able to walk away from the crash.

Deputies say no injuries were reported.

Since 1982, there has been 35 airplane crashes at the airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

A total of 19 people have died.

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Anonymous said...

I guess they forgot they had a parachute on board? Maybe not high enough?

Anonymous said...

This forum kills me when it comes to Cirrus crashes and the use of the ballistic parachute. There are only certain times one can successfully deploy the parachute and takeoff isn't one of them. Also, losing control and diving at high speed can cause the chute to breakaway from the airframe if deployed. Best case would be an engine failure at altitude, slow the plane to just above stall speed, deploy the chute and hope the wind doesn't carry you over rough terrain or trees! It's not a cure-all for poor piloting or flight planning.

Anonymous pilot said...

Winds were out of South at least 10knots - downwind takeoffs at that level increase takeoff roll by at least 50% according to SR22 POH. A short but manageable runway if managed appropriately.