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Bent Cirrus at Moree?

Old 17th Sep 2015, 20:32
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Bent Cirrus at Moree?

Anyone know what happened ?

Pilot is OK, Cirrus is badly bent. Strong cockpit / pax cell.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 20:52
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Not a silver SR20 with blue trim by any chance?
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 21:28
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Cirrus at Moree

Pilot walks away from plane crash at Moree | Moree Champion-
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 22:19
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That's not a 'bent' Cirri Jaba - that's definitely broken!

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Old 17th Sep 2015, 22:37
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That will buff out.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 23:02
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C'mon Sunny, is this the one that you were going to lodge your incident report about ???

It will be interesting insurance wise etc if they put it down as a forced landing but chose not to deploy the chute.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 23:18
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Even if the shute had been used wouldn't the plane still be written off? Dunno, just asking.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 23:58
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Nope, it's definitely repairable after a deployment. Unless of course it snaps bits off like the one in the Blue Mountains did. If written off I would say scrap value would he higher if the chute has been deployed versus what we see in the above pic.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 00:09
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Turns out its a mate of mine. Seems like a landing incident on a dirt strip.

No idea yet but the pics look like a soft spot has speared it into the field. Bugger.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 00:13
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Any aircraft crash where the a/c is a write-off, and you can walk away from it, speaks volumes for the a/c's style of construction. It will be interesting to hear what actually happened.
This prang is obviously of no interest to the big news media, they can't write up "terror flight", "pax screaming in fear", "pilot wrestled with doomed aircraft" for this one. Just a regular prang, no money in reporting this one.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 01:21
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accident caused by the engine falling off. pretty simple really.......
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 02:08
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Nice looking crop!
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 02:56
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I think I see the problem. The nosewheel appears to be castoring in the wrong direction
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 04:50
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That massive hole in the windscreen would be a bit of a concern. Whatever punched through that could have easily proven fatal.

Good call on the crop, it has to be 6ft tall from what you can see.
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Turns out its a mate of mine. Seems like a landing incident on a dirt strip.

No idea yet but the pics look like a soft spot has speared it into the field. Bugger.
Many of the modern designs were never intended to be operated away from tarmac/concrete runways.

Designers have gone for small wheels to reduce drag without the need for retract gear.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 11:18
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Nahh, not the case. The SR22 is fine in these places, but having spoken with said owner who is not a newbie to GA, it seems it was nasty conditions and he got caught out.

The Cirrus passenger cell does an amazing job, he is 100% OK
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 12:09
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Nice looking crop!
What on earth are you talking about? Ceople pan clainly see there is no cropeller anywhere in that shot!

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Old 19th Sep 2015, 13:54
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The problem with all those LSA with nice big canopies is you have no hope of escaping if the aircraft over-turns. Worse still with any impact and the unlocking mechanism is bent and jams. In the Fifties, the USAF discovered this with sliding canopies that jammed on some of its fighters. Several pilots lost their lives when their aircraft caught fire after aborted take off's went off the end of the runway. Damage to the canopy rails prevented the pilots from getting out fast. In those days ejection seat were not zero/zero like now.

The USAF then installed canopy breaker tools in the cockpits of fighters (heavy handled short bladed knife) that enabled pilots to smash their way through the canopy and get out. The RAAF followed suit and installed the tool in the CT4, Sabres, PC9 and Maachi. Within a few months of these implements being fitted in the Sabre cockpit, it saved its first life when a Sabre over-ran into a rice paddy after engine failure and caught fire. The pilot could only open his canopy an inch when it jammed. H he hacked his way out through the canopy with the canopy breaker knife and lived to fly another day.


People flying an LSA that doesn't have a normal door like a Cessna, would be well advised to consider the consequences of a canopy jamming and take appropriate precautions such as carrying an implement to break through a canopy.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 21:23
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The Cirrus has a Cirrus certified safety hammer fitted in the centre console so you can smash your way out. It's possible that the pilot used this to get out the windscreen.

Apparently the dealer at the time Steve Maltby used the hammer to get out of the back window when he went in in his demo off Hamiton Island a few years back
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 22:59
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I am not sure the window is broken, hard to say but the pilot opened the door, walked away. Bit stiff and sore from seatbelt harness, bit like my shoulder this morning from trap shooting with Mrs Jaba yesterday.

Says a lot for the Cirrus if you ask me. I do prefer a Bonanza over the Cirrus, but either flown wings level into an accident they seem to be pretty safe.
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