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First Ever: Wild Chute Deployment as Cirrus Jet Goes Down in FloridaA Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet went down while on arrival to Kissimmee, Florida, late last week. All three aboard survived the incident with minor injuries. Details are still emerging, but preliminary reports indicate that the single-engine jet was inbound for Kissimmee when it encountered severe turbulence and heavy rain as it descended. The pilot at some point chose to deploy the whole-airplane parachute system (installed at the factory in every Cirrus aircraft). (www.planeandpilotmag.com) More...
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Same site weakness/fault. Yawn
i wasn't there flying this plane, so i can't say. FLying ifr into these conditions, both ATC and the onboard weather radar ought to have given warning this was going to be bumpy, possibly inappropriate airspace to occupy. THe insurance company surely will not be amused at this turn of events. I have flown many hours going in and out of the Orlando area. One time i was inbound at 8,ooo feet and couldn't hold altitude any better than a thousand feet below and above that altitude, but without rain, just thick, nasty clouds overcast and powerful. We ifr pilots are better trained to avoid these nastyvilles, and not always can we do so. BUt we are supposed to .THat night all i could do was keep the plane pointed at the city lights of orlando, but roller-coasting altitudes were my reality.
Was returning to Ft. Lewis from Christmas Leave into SeaTac during a Winter storm. Up down, left right, plus some directions not yet invented.
Yea but we don’t always know do we. A month ago I was lining up, scanned with the radar and saw only green. After takeoff ATC said contact departure and good luck…. Then the whole radar screen turned magenta…