The Oregon SR22 crash recently reported in AVweb appears to be another CFIT (since the plane hit a ridge line while VFR at night).
While no one knows the cause yet, incidents like this may raise an issue with the PFD. Unlike the Chelton PFD which shows synthetic terrain, the PFD in the Cirrus gives the illusion of flying into unobstructed air, when in fact there could be dangerous terrain ahead.
I know the Cirrus PFD is designed to show a lifelike Â“out the windshieldÂ” view to help in attitude awareness, but perhaps itÂ’s a bit too lifelike?
Just a thought.