Sat, Aug 18, 2007
Parachute System Brings SR20 To Safe 'Landing'
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.18.07 1115 EDT: CAPS
comes to the rescue once again. A Cirrus pilot deployed the
aircraft's parachute Friday night, after weather conditions
deteriorated over Nantucket, MA, according to the Associated
A representative with Cirrus Design confirmed the aircraft
involved was an Entegra-equipped SR20.
The pilot and his wife were on a night VFR flight into Nantucket
airport when the weather took a turn for the worse, says FAA
Spokeswoman Holly Baker.
According to weather reports at the time of the accident,
visibility in some areas was less than half a mile in fog and
AP reports that the pilot decided to deploy the Cirrus Airframe
Parachute System several miles from the airport. The aircraft came
to rest in the village of Siasconsett, five miles northeast of
Baker said the pilot and his wife were taken to a hospital
following the accident, but no serious injuries were
reported. The FAA is currently investigating.
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