More than PA28’s and 172’s that fly thousands of incident-free hours in comparison, and have for decades?
I’ve been saying it for ages. The Cirrus is rapidly proving itself to be unreliable and dangerous.
Compounding that is the fraternity of shiny fresh PPL’s who buy one when they have far more money than flying experience and who seem to be using up a rather worrying volume of AAIB ink and A4 paper.....
I could also have been saying for ages that Jeremy Corbyn is a closet cross dressing Neo-Nazi, doesn't make it any more truthful than your claims that "the Cirrus is proving itself to be unreliable and dangerous"
when in reality, it's improvement in safety records due to Owner Training are moving in the right direction.
This accident potentially had all the makings of reopening the debate on pulling the red handle - I mean, imagine that these two brave men hadn't dragged them out and all would have perished, would we have been congratulating the pilot on ignoring his Chute and killing himself plus two members of his family?
Worse still, imagine the chute had exploded whilst the men were attempting the rescue - what would we be saying? Better to use the chute, if it's available?
FYI: This past few days, a C182P had an engine failure and crash landed, again by clipping power lines, crashing inverted; unfortunately in the crash one passenger was killed. Had they had a chute, maybe things would have been better. Personally speaking, if the donkey up front stops, I hope that I would run through the appropriate check lists whilst descending at best glide but at 1000 Feet AGL latest
, I would pull.
Why? The pilot of the C182 thought he could make a perfect forced landing. Maybe 99 times out of 100 he could. But now a passenger is dead because he didn't see the power lines. Imagine having that on your conscience when the Chute could have saved them all.......
20.000v in his arms but the bulb inside his head still doesn't light up........