Mooney Reports (And Cirrus)

    UPDATE: As of October 2007, there have been a ten year all to many stall/spin accidents which almost always takes place in the pattern and more often than not in the base to final phase of flight. The ten year total of all Gen Av stall/spins is 404. That is about 40 of these needless fatalities per year.

    Of the ten year total, only 14 of them involved Mooney aircraft, so every year there are 1.4 stall/spin accidents in Mooneys. Relatively low comparatively, but 100% more than there has to be if the patterns are simply flown correctly and not in a tight formation to the runway, but low banking leisurely turns.…


    Cirrus Update

    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.…