Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Cirrus SR22, N987AA: Accident occurred February 09, 2022 at Moore County Airport (KSOP), Pinehurst, North Carolina

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AIRCRAFT:  2003 Cirrus SR22 N987AA, s/n: 0513

The last Annual Inspection is dated 08/06/2021 at Hobbs 2409.4. 

The last log entry on 02/10/2022 records Hobbs 2567.9

ENGINE: Continental IO-550N, s/n: 686819. 

The last annual inspection entry is date 08/06/2021 and notes Hobbs 2409.4

PROPELLER:  Hartzell PHC-J3YF-1RF, s/n: FP2163B 

Prop Annual inspection recorded in the engine log on 08/06/21 at Hobbs 2409.4

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On February 09, 2022, N987AA was damaged while landing at Moore County Airport, North Carolina                                                     
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  AMF Aviation LLC, Springfield, Tennessee


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Salvage is as is/where is. 

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Logbooks may not be complete.

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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; Greensboro, North Carolina

CraigAir LLC

Location: Southern Pines, North Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA125
Date and Time: February 9, 2022, 17:48 Local 
Registration: N987AA
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N987AA
Model/Series: SR22 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSOP,461 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Erwin, NC (HRJ)
Destination: Southern Pines, NC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.237423,-79.389034 (est)


  1. Did they scrape the paint off the CAPS cover? Maybe even broke the seal too, I see a plastic tarp over it in one of the pictures.

    Didn’t see any damage to it in the accident pictures.

    1. Maybe thought of my own answer, perhaps Cirrus/BRS took the chute post accident.

    2. I imagine you have to disengage the rocket or remove it altogether after an accident - it's a liability to go off otherwise.

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    EditBlogger Unknown said...
    I have studied this accident for days with the limited data available. Photos,weather reports and ground track from Flight Aware.

    Icing is the key factor in all this. I don't think the tower stack made any difference in the final outcome possibly.

    All during approach and before the aircraft was on autopilot. The pilots windscreen with anti ice was clean on pilots side, right front iced over. The pilot had 1 mile visibility looking straight down out the left pilots window. Forward view would be her half of the windscreen. The plane shows 217° to fly crs 202° on approach. So her view was limited.

    I think she established runway environment visual clues to descend for the approach from MDA. However, the plane was loaded with ice. Once flaps 20 and autopilot disconnected the plane was so out of trim, at lower speeds it stalled. Recovery was impossible. The plane rolled left and the stack was close enough to catch the spirling plane. The stack broke the fall but the force was a nearly vertical descent from the stalk/spin. The high descent rate just before impact and decreasing groundspeed would indicate that possibility.

    Please share your analysis

    Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:50:53 AM EDT