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Cirrus aircraft crashes off Virginia in Atlantic OceanThe National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a Cirrus SR22 into the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Wallops Island, Va., on Saturday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...
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Very sad. Assuming cabin heat was used, I wonder if an exhaust leak gave him Carbon Monoxide in the cabin. No amount of O2 in the nostrils would overcome that. Looks like he just got the plane as well and had originally taken it straight to FL210. Having owned a number of these aircraft, it isn't wise to go to that altitude without the blue O2 masks. Seems if he ran out of Oxygen, he descended, but the Co2 may have been a problem. Whatever it is (was) it is sad and our condolences go to the family and friends of this gentleman whose lives changed forever when that happened.
It doesn't have to have been a problem with any aircraft system. People pass out and die suddenly from common medical issues every day. Stroke, heart attack, aneurysm, etc.
True, but his wife dying at the same time points toward mechanical issues.
Sorry, my mistake. I think I'm thinking of the incident yesterday
Just to be clear, Ron Hutchinson was flying solo. It was the flight from New York that crashed near Jamaica which involved a man and his wife, about a week after Ron's accident.
This was very disheartening. I was flying in the area when this occurred. I heard another pilot attempting to direct the Cirrus to "pull the parachute." At first we had no idea that it was the Cirrus going down until that evening.