Saturday, October 24, 2020

Cirrus SR22 GTS G3, N183V: Accident occurred October 24, 2020 in Tishomingo, Johnston County, Oklahoma

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.

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota  

Location: Tishomingo, OK 
Accident Number: CEN21LA057
Date & Time: October 24, 2020, 12:00 Local 
Registration: N183V
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 24, 2020, about 1200 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N183V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. 

The pilot stated that after descending to about 1,800 ft above ground level, the engine started to lose RPM and subsequently lost all power. After noticing that forced landing options were unsuitable, the pilot pulled the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). The airplane descended under parachute until impact with terrain, which fractured an engine mount. On site examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed significant thermal damage to the engine and an empty oil reservoir, with oil covering the underside of the airplane.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus 
Registration: N183V
Model/Series: SR22 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KADM,725 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Odessa, TX (KODO)
Destination: Atoka, OK (KAQR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.24,-96.71 (est)

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Oklahoma  – A single-engine airplane crashed in Johnston County on Saturday afternoon.

Johnston County Emergency Management issued an alert on social media, stating that emergency responders were at the scene of a plane crash on Mitchell Ranch in Southeast Johnston County.

“All four occupants from Texas are okay and uninjured,” Emergency Management personnel said.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Tishomingo Fire Department, Milburn Fire Department and Emergency Management responded to the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.


  1. Chute worked and they didn't land in tree limbs or on a fence where a steel t-post could poke up through the floor.

  2. You know that's a good point. Not many truly understand the risk of a BRS recovery. While statistically it may save more lives, there's no guarantee you won't be impaled on the 20mph uncontrolled vertical descent.

    1. Objects do come through - tree came up through the floor by pilots leg in the N699RS Canadian forest chute descent:

  3. BRS says the Cirrus descent rate is between 900 and 1680 feet per minute or about 15 to 28 feet per second..
    While numbers differ depending on the aircraft and environmental conditions, fliers of a Cirrus SR22, for example, can expect a descent rate of about 15 to 28 feet per second. May 11, 2016


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