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Video: Cirrus SR22 Chute Deployment in Pacific

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Out of fuel on a ferry flight after flying for 14+ hours. He must have hit some headwinds to have been 250nm short of his destination in Maui.

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Apparently he had plenty of fuel but some valve in auxiliary tank got 'jammed' and he couldn't use up the fuel.

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That was one option package I'm sure he's glad he bought (or the owner bought). Planning that flight went wrong somewhere....weather reports must of missed something. Glad he survived :rolleyes:


Apparently he had plenty of fuel but some valve in auxiliary tank got 'jammed' and he couldn't use up the fuel.

That could explain it....

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That was one option package I'm sure he's glad he bought (or the owner bought).

The pilot was ferrying a new aircraft still owned by Cirrus for delivery to a dealer, as I read the article.

 

CAPS is not an option on Cirrus aircraft. They are standard equipment. B)

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Meanwhile we also had an 80 hour PPL slash down 11 miles short on a flight from Kauai in a C172 on the same day.  Busy one for the USCG.

 

scott s.

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