Chute Pulled in Midland, TX

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  1. ETres

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    found some online reports he suffered an engine failure at approx 475 feet AGL. Pilot was very grateful he had the CAPS to save the day.
     
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    Another one of those two-passenger Cirri... :idea:

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    Wow that not high at all. What’s the minimum height AGL to deploy the BRS??
     
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    400 AGL.
     
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    N729TG shows a 2016 SR22T, it certainly was a nice plane. Glad they made it through the ordeal alright.
     
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    Two bladed prop too by the looks of it. :confused:
     
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    Another successful chute pull. Glad everyone is alright.
     
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    Why do they descend nose low? I'm sure its by design with a massive engine up front
     
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    More than that. Certainly for a G5. It’s around 600 iirc. On G2 they teach 500ft. G5 is heavier with a bigger chute
     
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    You answered your own question. At the moment of impact do you want to be behind that heavy engine or ahead of it?
     
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    It supposed to land level. Could be not enough altitude to level off
     
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    They descend nose low for a specified amount of time until line cutters release it to a level attitude. I believe the idea is to force the plane into a known attitude and get out of an unusual attitude.
    A supposed friend of this pilot stated he lost his engine at 450 feet which is below the parameters for this plane. so he would have been nose low until impact. The truck likely saved the pilot's life by absorbing a lot of the energy.

    Had he pulled at a higher altitude, the cutters would have done their job changing to a flay attitude, allowing the gear/undercarriage to take the bulk of the force.
     
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    2 blades in the hub, one blade gone
     
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    Found the 3rd blade.

    blade.jpg
     
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    I wonder if someday Cirrus will get sued. Seems like a fair chance that at some point the uncontrollable fall will kill people on the ground.
    Just imagine the headlines if it falls in a school playground.... even if it doesn’t hit anyone.
     
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    "So, we started walking toward the door and the parachute deployed. When the parachute deployed, it just picked the plane up totally vertical and just sets it down like a mama sets a baby down.”
     
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    Never had any problem with mine. The report will be interesting; what if it's pilot error (fuel mismanagement)?
     
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    I was just trollin’
     
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    Right before mama gets arrested for child abuse ...
     
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    Yeah. 600ft CAPS altitude on here.

    Same year, model, and paint job as mine. I got a weird feeling when I first saw the pic. Glad everyone is ok.
     
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    No way to know that.
     
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    You know many don't want to give the chute full credit even though there have been many saves by it. :)
     
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    Black number on a dark grey paint job? That's illegal.
     
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    Have you seen the video? He was coming down pretty slow and IMO would have been fine with or without the truck there.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/n...e-parachutes-crashes-truck-Midland-Texas.html
     
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    I don’t think Bryan was saying anything negative about the chute. He even flies with one sometimes!
     
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    The ClayDesta building is a pretty hoity-toity office complex infused with lots of Clayton Williams' money so, speaking as guy who officed there some years back, I can vouch that the ClayDesta parking lot has a three-foot layer of shock-absorbing foam under the asphalt that would've likely kept that plane from being totaled had it not hit that pickup. We used to spend our lunch hour diving out of our 3rd story window onto the cushy pavement and freaking out passers-by. That parking lot was just so darn soft!
     
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    Would’ve sucked to have been sitting inside that truck right then though...
     
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    Both seconds of vertical video looked kind of slow and very, very nose down . . . .
     
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    Very low pull (well below the generally recommended 600ft safe zone for a G6) so the line cutters had not yet fired and released the plane to horizontal. If anything, this makes me feel even more comfortable with the chute. Even if you do hit head on (fully vertical) at 15-20 mph, that is highly survivable in a modern cockpit with airbags, 4 point belts and nothing hard (yoke) to hit with your head.
     
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    Since Cirrus instituted the aggressive procedures training, use of the chutes has been much better understood and implemented. As a result, the Cirrus has magically become much safer!

    Joking aside, the chute, the plane and the training have been conclusively proven to be solid safety advancements.
     
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    How about trading that chute in for some dead stick training.
     
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    How about training to dead stick into the mountains, or a crowded urban area, or with an incapacitated pilot? Let us know how that goes.
     
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    I like your avatar Kenny. But since I doubt you'll ever be able to afford a Cirrus, more training may be your best bet.
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    Might not have even needed the chute if he was velcro’d into his seat.
     
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    I know a guy who lost the engine in his Mooney over Los Angeles at night. Set it down on a city street, went between two parked cars. Pilot and passenger both walked away. He bought another Mooney, not a plane with a chute . . . . .
     
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