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Cirrus SR-22 Crashes In Minnesota - 3 Dead  
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Posted (9 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
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A Cirrus SR-22 crashed in rural Ivanhoe, MN Sunday night. It seems the chute deployed, but authorities are not sure whether is was deployed prior to the crash or deployed afterwards.

For more info and video:
http://www.keyc.tv/article/view/88509/


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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Wow the SR-22 has had a lot of crashes in its short career, I still think it is a great plane, but that has got to be murder on the insurance rates

User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

I have never flown one, but I understand that they can be a little squirly and less spin tolerant than other comparable planes due to its short arm. If this is true, it would require attention to rudder use to stay in coordination. Unfortunately, many a GA pilot are rudder lazy, and as such are more suspectable to spins.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2436 times:
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Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 2):
I understand that they can be a little squirly and less spin tolerant than other comparable planes due to its short arm. If this is true, it would require attention to rudder use to stay in coordination.



If the SR-22 uses the same system as the SR-20, it has a pretty strong aileron/rudder interconnect that makes it pretty difficult to fly uncoordinated. After flying one, I walked away with the impression that you'd really have to try to put one into a spin.




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