Cirrus SR22, G-CTAM; anniversary statement

This statement provides an update on the ongoing AAIB investigation into an accident involving Cirrus SR22, G-CTAM, near Calshot Split, Hampshire on 31 May 2020.

Passing 1,400 ft amsl in a descent towards an airfield, the aircraft’s engine began to run roughly and then stopped producing power. The pilot turned the aircraft to parallel the coast and deployed its Ballistic Parachute Recovery System. The aircraft descended under the parachute into the sea, and both occupants escaped from the cabin uninjured.

The loss of power was probably caused by fuel starvation, and the investigation continues into why this might have occurred. A full report of the investigation will be published in due course.

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