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#1692963
Do Cirruses have a kind of fireman’s switch prominently marked on the outside for this kind of situation to protect rescuers from the unignited rocket ?

Or do you approach an inverted burning Cirrus at some major risk?

Good to hear occupants all got out.

Peter
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#1692974
From the latest reports, including images of completely burnt out aircraft straddling the central barrier on the A40, it seems that two passing motorists were instrumental in extracting the pilot and at least one pax from the inverted cabin. Well done, indeed.

Social media is saying a Guernsey registered SR22T.
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#1692983
SR22T 2-RORO. Departed Denham. From FR24 routed via OX and GST at 2400'. At Monmouth descended to 1500'. Last trace 1100', high ROD just SW of Abergavenny airfield.
I know little of the Cirrus. Is a 650m grass stip a usual destination for one, or is it coincidental where it was?
#1692992
A 650m grass strip is not the usual habitat for an SR22T, the handbook recommends a minimum of 800m tarmac.

However 650m should not be a problem for a pilot who is experienced on type, and has developed the correct short field technique.

We regularly use 550-650 m grass strips - and have used 450m of tarmac in an SR22T.
#1692998
Lefty wrote:A 650m grass strip is not the usual habitat for an SR22T, the handbook recommends a minimum of 800m tarmac.

However 650m should not be a problem for a pilot who is experienced on type, and has developed the correct short field technique.

We regularly use 550-650 m grass strips - and have used 450m of tarmac in an SR22T.


Yes: I landed mine last year with two passengers on the 600m grass strip at East Kirkby without any problem.
#1693019
Not sure about dropping like flies, but I don't remember hearing about so many of one type coming to grief in such a short space of time as the Cirrus? Maybe it's the fact that they have a chute, so there is a choice to try and land or just bang out that mean more do the latter and therefore get reported?

I'm not saying they're less or more safe, just pointing out that I see more reports of this type downed than any other. Obviously this case wasn't a chute deploy and I'm glad they're all reported to be fine.

SS