On September 22, 2006, about 1029 eastern standard time, a Cirrus Design Corporation SR-22 airplane, N181LM, registered to and operated by Colobri Aircraft Leasing Inc., had the pilot activate the installed aircraft parachute system in the area of Bull Bay, Jamaica. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight to the Dominican Republic. The pilot and passengers were not injured, and the airplane incurred minor damage. The flight originated at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica, about 1019.

According to information obtained from an official with the Government of Jamaica, after departure from Kingston, Jamaica, while at an altitude of about 4,500 feet the pilot of the incident airplane deployed the onboard parachute due to an engine problem, and the airplane descended coming to rest in a ravine, in Bull Bay, Jamaica, about 11 miles east of Kingston.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Jamaica. Any further information can be obtained from:

Civil Aviation Authority
4 Winchester Road
Kingston 5, Jamaica

Telephone: 876-920-2280
Fax: 876-920-0194

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released for or obtained by the Government of Jamaica.

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