Friday, December 11, 2020

Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo, N577CP: Accident occurred December 10, 2020 at Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD), Weber County, Utah

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 Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah 

NetGenesis Inc

Location: Ogden, UT 
Accident Number: WPR21LA068
Date & Time: December 10, 2020, 15:00 Local
Registration: N577CP
Aircraft: Cirrus Design Corp. SR22 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On December 10, 2020, about 1500 mountain standard time, a Cirrus Design Corp. SR22, N577CP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ogden, Utah. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A friend of the pilot reported that the pilot told him the engine experienced a partial loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from runway 17, and that the airplane would not climb. The pilot performed a right turn and landed on runway 3, however, could not stop the airplane before it overran the departure end of the runway and impacted terrain.

The airplane sustained structural damage to the left wing and fuselage. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus Design Corp.
Registration: N577CP
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: KOGD,4473 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 2995 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ogden, UT 
Destination: Ogden, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.204699,-111.99879 (est)


OGDEN, Utah — A small airplane crashed while trying to make an emergency landing on Thursday at Ogden-Hinckley Airport.

Bryant Garrett, the airport manager, said the incident occurred around 4 p.m. after the Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo took off. According to a press release from the Ogden Police Department, emergency officials responded at 4:08 p.m.

The pilot almost immediately declared an emergency and returned to the airport, where it attempted to land. The plane overran the runway, cleared the airport’s fence, crossed Airport Road at the north end of the airport and plowed into a grassy mound that lines the street.

The pilot is not a local resident, Garrett said, but their identity has not been released. There were no passengers in the aircraft. Ogden Police said the pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital for treatment.

The Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo appeared to be “amazingly intact” after the incident, Garrett said. Any damage, he suspected, is on the underside of the airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash, police said, and will investigate the incident. Garrett on Thursday said he was in communication with representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration.


  1. He should have pulled the emergency chute (SR22), once he initially touched down, it would have slowed him down to a stop well before going off the end and likely totalling the plane. Of course it's easy to be an "armchair quarterback".

    1. I wondered the same thing. Has that occurred previously?

    2. It's my understanding that deploying the BRS totals the plane.

    3. I fly a plane with the BRS, requires a minimum 500ft and under 100kts to deploy. It’s also does total the plane. But that could just be my plane.


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