Tue, Apr 10, 2007
200th BRS Save!!!
REALTIME REPORTING 04.10.07 1800 EDT: Aero-News has
received confirmation the Monday CAPS deployment by the pilot of a
Cirrus SR22 near the Arizona/New Mexico border, was the 200th
recorded save by a Ballistic Recovery System (BRS) parachute. BRS,
of St. Paul, MN supplies the CAPS parachute system to Cirrus.
1100 EDT: Aero-News has learned of a successful
deployment of the onboard parachute recovery system on a Cirrus
New Mexico television station KOB-4 reports the pilot,
32-year-old James Turpen, was able to walk away from the crash
landing Monday in Catron County, near the Arizona-New Mexico
ANN has received preliminary reports stating the plane
encountered icing conditions. That assessment differs from the
account Turpen told KOB, however -- that the aircraft
experienced engine problems, which led him to deploy the Cirrus
Airframe Parachute System.
KRQE-13 reports the crew onboard a C-130 aircraft from
the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base located
the aircraft. Video of the mountainside accident site shows
the plane on its roof, with the empennage separated from the
FAA records list the aircraft as N953CD, a 2005 SR22 registered
to JCT Leasing company in Centennial, CO. The aircraft was on an
IFR flight plan from Marana, AZ to Centennial.
Aero-News stresses all information regarding the accident is
preliminary. We will report further information as it becomes
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