Friday, May 06, 2022

Cirrus SR22 GTS, N24LA: Fatal accident occurred May 06, 2022 - Atlantic Ocean

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean under unknown circumstances. 

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Date: 06-MAY-22
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N24LA
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew 1
Pax 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

 
SAVANNAH, Georgia (WTOC) - The United States Coast Guard confirms a plane has crashed off the coast of Wassaw Island. The Coast Guard identified the plane as a Cirrus SR22. The search area is about 20 miles southeast of Wassaw.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine plane crashed in the ocean around 9 a.m. and only the pilot was onboard.

An employee at the Barnwell Regional Airport in South Carolina said a Cirrus SR22 was supposed to arrive around 9 a.m. from Lexington but never landed. The airport employee provided a tail number for that missing aircraft. Flight tracking websites show that the Cirrus SR22 took off from Lexington, flew over Barnwell and then went in a straight line for several miles before dropping from the sky into the ocean off Wassaw.

The FAA says the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation into the crash.

A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Tybee and a helicopter from Air Station Savannah are searching for the missing plane. Good Samaritans are also joining the search.

The 165th Airlift Wing confirms the plane was not part of the Sentry Savannah military drills that have been taking off from Savannah and performing exercises along the coast this week.


CHATHAM COUNTY, Georgia — The U.S. Coast Guard, good Samaritans and others are currently searching for the pilot of a possible downed aircraft about 20 miles southeast of Wassaw Island in Chatham County.

The civilians called the Federal Aviation Administration at approximately 8:43 after seeing the plane go down.

The FAA then alerted the U.S. Coast Guard which dispatched a boat crew from Station Tybee and an air crew from Air Station Savannah.

Authorities believe only one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be a Cirrus SR22.