Plane carrying newborn baby and young boy deploys parachute in dramatic footage

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    This is the dramatic moment a small plane made a safe landing after the pilot deployed a parachute to bring the jet to ground.

    Video shared by Aeroin on Twitter shows a single-engine Cirrus SR22 plane descending with a huge red and white parachute on top.

    The jet, carrying six people including a three-year-old and a newborn, took a tumble when it hit the mountain near the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil on March 11.

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    Locals near the crash site filmed the emergency landing and shared the footage on WhatsApp chat groups.

    The plane was equipped with a Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) for pilots to propel a parachute to protect all occupants while taking the aircraft slowly to the ground.

    According to an incident report on Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association website, the report stated: "A Cirrus SR22 GTS G6 platinum force-landed in rural terrain east of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, following deployment of the CAPS.

    "Six people were on board including four adults, a three-year-old child and a three-day-old newborn; no one was hurt.

    "The aircraft departed from Belo Horizonte – Carlos Drummound de Andrade Airport at 14:28 UTC.

    "The aircraft reached a maximum altitude of 7,000ft at 14:35, after which it began a descending turn back towards the airport.

    "Pilot reported loss of engine power during cruise, attempted return to airport, and activated CAPS when realising there was insufficient glide range."

    A spokesperson for the Minas Gerais Military Fire Department added: "The entire crew was conscious, oriented, and without apparent injuries."

    Emergency crews were alerted and arrived to transfer the pilot and passengers to hospital for check-up.

    Some viewers were shocked and praised the parachute system for saving lives.

    One said: "Unbelievable. Hats off to the engineers who made this happen. Truly inspiring."

    "This kind of technology must be in all the planes, it will save so many lives," another added.


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