Friday, August 23, 2019

Cirrus SR22 GTS TC, N404PE: Accident occurred August 22, 2019 in Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte

Aircraft was in weather, lost engine and pilot deployed parachute.

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Date: 22-AUG-19
Time: 16:54:00Z
Regis#: N404PE
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

BURNSVILLE, North Carolina -  Federal officials have located a crashed plane in the mountains of Western North Carolina on Thursday, according to Federal Aviation Administration officials.

According to an Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, the Cirrus SR22t was found on a ridge on Mount Mitchell and its parachute helped it crash-land.

The two people on board were shaken but walking around after the crash and one of them was taken to the hospital to be checked out, according to Yancey County emergency officials.

The crash site was about half a mile off Mount Mitchell State Park property on the west side of the Black Mountain Range, emergency officials said. Had the plane come down just a foot or two over from where it landed, the situation could have had a very different ending, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert notice about the aircraft after a pilot reported weather-related problems. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight shortly before 1 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane departed from the Donaldson Center Airport in Greenville, South Carolina, and it was headed to the Medina Municipal Airport in Ohio.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, local officials will release the names of the people on board.

Original article can be found here ➤

YANCEY COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) - Two men are recovering after surviving a plane crash Thursday afternoon near Mount Mitchell State Park.

Authorities say the Cirrus SR22 went down less than a mile away from the ranger station.

News 13 was on the scene as the pilot and passenger arrived back at the Mount Mitchell Ranger Station, where they were treated for minor injuries. One of the men was taken to the hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot reported weather-related problems and air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight shortly before 1 p.m.

Officials say park rangers heard an explosion and watched the plane parachute to the ground.

The Yancey County sheriff says the plane was found around 2:30 p.m. and the two passengers were helped away from the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off from Donaldson Center Airport in Greenville, South Carolina, and was heading for Medina Municipal Airport in Ohio.

South Toe Fire, Yancy County Sheriff, Mt. Mitchell State Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Yancey County Emergency, Garren Creek Fire have all responded to the scene.

The sheriff said there are no reports of a fire, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

Whoa, watch your step there on the way out! I'm so glad he pulled the chute and they're both ok.

Anonymous said...

As a future Cirrus owner I am glad the chute gradually shows its usefulness. Regardless of skills a loss of engine power in the clouds is a terrible situation in the best of cases and a lethal end result if not for this awesome protection..

Anonymous said...

Properly used the chute is a phenomenal device. Literally a life saver. Everyone a little rattled and shaken up. Otherwise everyone A-OK. Go back home to their families. No heartbreak. No widows. No orphans. A terrific outcome.