Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Cavu Holdings LLC

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA335
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22, registration: N678EC

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 while enroute a child passenger pulled on the yoke injuring the pilot and passenger. 

Date: 11-AUG-20
Time: 22:42:00Z
Regis#: N678EC
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91


  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?