Thursday, April 14, 2022

Cirrus SR22, N112TR: Accident occurred April 13, 2022 in Twin Lakes, Lake County, Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota 

Tango Tango Romeo LLC

Location: Twin Lakes, Colorado 
Accident Number: CEN22LA176
Date and Time: April 13, 2022, 07:04 Local 
Registration: N112TR
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On April 13, 2022, at 0704 mountain daylight time, a Cirrus Design SR22 airplane, N112TR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Twin Lakes, Colorado. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data depicted the airplane depart the Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) at 0621. The flight proceeded southeast before it turned east-northeast and climbed to flight level 210. At 0658, the pilot informed air traffic control of a loss of engine power.

The pilot’s efforts to restore engine power were unsuccessful and he deployed the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) at 0702.

The airplane came to rest upright in a mountain valley. The accident site consisted of rocky terrain with low brush. The fuselage and wing spar were damaged during the CAPS assisted touchdown.

Post-recovery airframe and engine examinations are planned.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N112TR
Model/Series: SR22 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KLXV,9943 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:03 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -14°C /-17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / 0 knots, 340°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2900 ft AGL
Visibility: 0.75 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.71 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
Destination: Englewood, CO (APA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 39.094174,-106.36934

Aircraft lost engine power, deployed parachute. 

Date: 13-APR-22
Time: 12:50:00Z
Regis#: N112TR
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91