Cirrus Update

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By Richard Zephro

CIRRUS UPDATE! From October 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010, there were a total of 22 reported Cirrus accidents of which 17 people lost their lives. During the same period there were 11 reported accidents/incidents for Mooney aircraft with zero domestic fatalities.

Keep in mind that there are thousands more Mooney’s flying than are Cirrus, so the incidents of fatalities per flying hour are huge as compared to the Mooney. A simple check with your insurance company to see how high insurance rates for the Cirrus (if available) is.

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