Cirrus Succumbs to Wake Turbulence via Blackhawk Rotorwash

  • Feb 1, 2015 8:42pm GMT

A Cirrus SR-20 G2 was on final approach following the departure of a UH-60 Blackhawk when lingering rotor wash created a violent situation.

Reports suggest the pilot of the Cirrus walked away with only a few cuts and bruises. The incident occurred at an uncontrolled airport in Colorado.

Although the incident occurred on December 5, 2014, it remains a reminder of how powerful wake turbulence of any kind can be.

A tentative NTSB report can be found HERE