Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cirrus SR20, N200Z: Accident occurred September 14, 2019 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

Aircraft lost power, deployed the parachute and landed in a swamp.

Date: 14-SEP-19
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N200Z
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (KPLC) - Neither of the two occupants of a plane that crashed deep in the woods near the state line Saturday afternoon were injured, authorities said.

The crash happened in a marshy area between Vinton and the state line, according to Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office plane was already in the air for the McNeese football game and was able to fly over and find the crashed plane, Mancuso said. The Sheriff’s Office Marine Division was then able to rescue both occupants.

“They were unharmed, really not a scratch on them,” Mancuso said.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

Seems to be a lot of Cirrus aircraft loosing power recently ?

Anonymous said...

I guess those parachutes do a lot of good if you're not going too fast. But I have always been leery of the concept; why do they need a parachute? Unsafe, otherwise?