I noticed an e-mail from Cirrus tonight urging immediate compliance with the 2nd CAPS service bulletin (20-95-02), this because of an SR20 accident yesterday in Lexington, KY.
I found this on the web –
Posted on Sun, Mar. 17, 2002
Two unhurt in small plane emergency landing
HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT
A small plane made an emergency landing in a field yesterday afternoon, skidding and crashing into a tree about 100 yards away from New Circle Road in Lexington, authorities said. Neither Paul Heflin nor Ben Ditty, both of Lexington, was injured. The men, identified as pilots, were aboard the small Cirrus SR20, a model known for its emergency parachute. When authorities arrived, the parachute had been deployed but it was unclear whether deployment occurred before the landing on a field between Lees-town Road and Old Frankfort Pike, said Battalion Chief Steven Sea of the Lexington fire department.
The plane was damaged. The Federal Aviation Admin-is-tration is investigating the incident. The men aboard the plane reported problems with their instruments and fog, Sea said.