Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Cirrus SR22, operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight, N345DM: Accident occurred March 05, 2019 in the Atlantic Ocean

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Atlantic Ocean, AO
Accident Number: ERA19TA120
Date & Time: 03/05/2019, 1000 EST
Registration: N345DM
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 5, 2019, about 1000 eastern standard time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N345DM, was ditched into the Atlantic Ocean about 25 miles southeast of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. The private pilot and a pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was not recovered and presumed substantially damaged. The flight was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed near the accident site, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (TISX), St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands about 0830 and was destined for Providenciales International Airport (MBPV), Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

The pilot, who was the airplane owner, reported that the yellow low oil engine pressure light illuminated about 2 hours into the flight while at 8,000 ft mean sea level. The analog oil pressure gauge confirmed the low oil pressure reading of 25 psi. The oil pressure continued to drop and the pilot notified air traffic control of the situation. As the oil pressure dropped to 2 psi, the engine vibrated strongly and the propeller stopped. The pilot established best glide speed and deployed the airplane parachute system at 1,500 ft. The airplane landed in the water in an upright position. The life raft was inflated and the pilots egressed from the airplane. They were subsequently rescued by a passing cruise ship about 2 hours later. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N345DM
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MBJT, 10 ft msl
Observation Time: 1000 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 30 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: St Croix, VI (TISX)
Destination: Providenciales (MBPV)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 21.233333, -70.850000 (est)

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS — Two Greensboro men in a small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday.

A friend of the men told FOX8 that Ed Regensberg and Dan Tucker, both of Greensboro, survived the crash.

At about 10:15 a.m. EST, a Cirrus SR22 aircraft went down about 30 miles southeast Grand Turk Island, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane's registry lists the owner as Dragon Aviation LLC in Greensboro.

The plane had taken off from St. Croix and was headed to Providenciales in the Caicos Islands when it crashed.

It's unclear what caused the plane to crash.

John and Amy Becker captured the rescue in a Facebook Live video.

They were aboard the Princes Cruises "Regal Princess" cruise ship when the plane went down.

When the plane hit the water, the ship changed its course to go and help the two men, WTVC reports.

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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS — A NewsChannel 9 viewer on a Caribbean vacation cruise captured video of a rescue at sea Tuesday.

ABC News learned that a plane went down near the islands of Turks and Caicos, 23 miles off the coast of Grand Turk Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Brandon Cobos of Georgetown, Tennessee tells us the cruise ship diverted to help rescue two people who were stranded in the water.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says they coordinated their rescue with the Princess Cruises 'Regal Princess' cruise ship, who changed course to help.

In Cobos' video, you can see a boat returning the grateful pair to the main cruise ship.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the two people were uninjured.

The Regal Princess is on Day 2 of a 7-day Caribbean cruise.

Right now, we still do not know why the plane went down or if anyone else was on board.

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