AAIB investigation to Cirrus SR22, G-SRTT

Engine failure and operation of CAPS ballistic recovery system, Benington, Hertfordshire, 9 June 2018.


Approximately eight minutes into a cross-country flight there was a catastrophic engine failure. At a height of approximately 800 ft agl the pilot successfully operated the aircraft’s parachute recovery system and the aircraft descended into a field near the village of Benington. The engine failure most probably occurred because of an insufficient quantity of oil.

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A correction was issued concerning this report prior to publication. Details of the correction can be found below and in the May 2019 Bulletin.

Cirrus SR22, G-SRTT - Correction 05-19

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Published 14 March 2019