Videographer Doug Turner had the chance to capture the moment when a Cirrus with a failed engine descended smoothly after activate the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System – CAPS.
The incident happened last Saturday in Lawson – Blue Mountains, NSW Australia, at about 14:05 hrs. The Cirrus pilot and three people were on board when the aircraft had an engine failure. Unsuccessfully he tried to restart the engine, then he decided to pull the red handle that activates the CAPS, an emergency chute specially designed for these events.
The airplane descended smoothly and although sustained some damage, all four people on board managed to escape without injury.
Another good proof of the great utility of this emergency system.
Photos & Video: Doug Turner