Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Cirrus SR22, N678EC: Accident occurred August 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Cavu Holdings LLC

Location: Chicago, IL
Number: CEN20CA335
Date & Time: August 11, 2020, 17:42 Local 
Registration: N678EC
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N678EC
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category:
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Operating Certificate(s) Held:
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire:
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 41.890415,-87.620819 (est)


  1. Cirrus Aircraft put a sidestick on its airplanes that isn't a stick at all; it's a yoke.

  2. Highest Injury: SERIOUS

    What was the plane's response to junior's sidestick input? Injury must have been significant to rate the serious level and get reported. How old was the child, was child up front or was it a reach?

    The Flightaware track doesn't show anything extraordinary. One circling turn that raises altitude for a while, hard to tell if that was the event time frame.

  3. How old was the kid and where was he seated? Front right seat or in the back?