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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140103
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Time:12:20pm LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR20 G3
Registration: PR-LJL
MSN: 1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carmo do Cajuru, MG -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Carlos Prates Airport, Belo Horizonte, MG (SBPR)
Destination airport:Sebastião Gomes de Souza Airport, Piumhi, MG (SNUH)
Investigating agency: CENIPA
A Cirrus SR SR20 G3 crashed in an agricultural field near Angicos, about 18km north of Carmo do Cajaru, Minas Gerais.
According to witnesses, the plane crashed into a tailspin. It attempts to recover, but was unsuccessful. It was raining at the time of the accident, an aircraft that was flying near at the same time reported that the lowest cloud layer were around 3300ft in some areas. ( the nearest airfield,SNDV,has a elevation of 2608ft)

Contributing factors.
- Disorientation – undetermined.
It is possible that the pilot has become spatially disoriented after entering into instrument flight conditions and thus has lost references that could properly delineate the position of the aircraft relative to the ground, culminating in the loss of the ability to control the aircraft.
- Piloting judgment – undetermined.
The decision to enter into heavy weather formations may have contributed to a possible spatial disorientation and subsequent loss of control of the aircraft.
- Perception – undetermined.
The adverse weather conditions encountered during the flight, as well as the entry of the aircraft between the clouds, may have caused difficulties in maintaining visual references to the terrain, making it impossible to notice the position of the aircraft in relation to the ground in adequate time to avoid collision.
- Insufficient pilot’s experience – undetermined.
Despite having the IFRA rating, the lack of experience in this type of flight may have favored a possible spatial disorientation, impairing the ability to control the aircraft.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Nov-2011 01:24 Bobvcosta Added
27-Nov-2011 02:05 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
27-Nov-2011 02:27 Anon. Updated [Cn]
27-Nov-2011 03:54 ACPASSOS67 Updated [Time, Source, Damage]
27-Nov-2011 04:20 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2011 06:49 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2011 22:03 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
04-May-2019 07:58 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Oct-2019 16:05 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]
14-Jun-2021 17:58 Lucas.L Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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