Ballistic chute shenanigans

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Ballistic chute shenanigans

Postby ocelot » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:24 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-30992219

Although I wonder: if you're going in the drink anyway, perhaps doing it via the chute is more likely to let you use the aircraft again.

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Re: Ballistic chute shenanigans

Postby elaw » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:40 pm

Am I missing something? The published range of the SR-22 is about 1,000 SM, the shortest distance from California to Hawaii is about 2,000 SM. Based on those numbers, it was approximately 100% likely from the outset that the plane was going to turn into a boat.
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Re: Ballistic chute shenanigans

Postby 3WE » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:32 pm

...approximately 100% likely...
Just thinking out loud here...after landing, could one employ the chute and the trade winds and sail on in to Hawaii following the magenta line on the GPS?

I also suppose that cheap composites hold up better in salt water as contrasted with traditional metallic materials.
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Re: Ballistic chute shenanigans

Postby tds » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:40 pm

Am I missing something? The published range of the SR-22 is about 1,000 SM, the shortest distance from California to Hawaii is about 2,000 SM. Based on those numbers, it was approximately 100% likely from the outset that the plane was going to turn into a boat.
This was a ferry flight. Usually involves removing seats and installing temporary tanks in the cabin or baggage area, along with appropriate valves / tubing.

Only a small proportion of CAPS-deployed Cirri have been repaired even when they touch down on land, btw.

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News: 11/7/2019

Postby 3WE » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:59 pm

Citrus drops onto house, with chute somewhat deployed, where it crashes, burns and the pilot does did dieded.

Fortunately, no one injured on ground.
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Re: Ballistic chute shenanigans

Postby Not_Karl » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:51 pm

Some days ago a small plane crashed in Brazil. Three people died (one in the plane, two on the ground), three passengers survived, parachute clearly visible in the pictures. "It's a Cirrus", said Not_Karlie. "it must have been used by one of the survivors", said the media.
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