Monday, January 26, 2015

Cirrus SR 22 - plane parachutes to safety at sea

In this VIDEO you see Cirrus SR-22 airplane , which has its own parachute. Not for the pilot. for the plane. Due to a valve malfunction the pilot had to ditch 250 miles from Maui. Via the Coast Guard he put the plane down - in big seas - near a cruise ship which fetched him out after the plane ditched safely but quickly overturned! h/t James Fallows - who owns one!

Mom & Dad - Maine - Summer 2009