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Cirrus Aircraft Parachute Deployment Caught On Security Camera

Yesterday on Long Island, a father and daughter walked away from a successful CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System) deployment. According to the pilot, the engine lost power on approach to Republic Airport. He pulled the CAPS handle, and the aircraft floated down in front of an industrial park.

It's the 63rd successful CAPS deployment, with 127 survivors to date.

Plane's Parachute Landing on Long Island

LUCKY LANDING CAUGHT ON CAMERA: When the plane lost engine power, its pilot managed to execute this "picture-perfect" parachute landing on Long Island

Posted by NBC New York on Monday, March 7, 2016

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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