An executive airline pilot encountered an emergency situation on Friday, November 25, near Indianapolis Regional Airport, in the United States, moments after takeoff.
Several videos, recorded by people in the vicinity of the site, show the plane parachuting into the city center, as shown in the following players:
according to WRTV IndianapolisAccording to Indiana State Police Sergeant Joao Perrin, the pilot was unharmed after he activated the parachute of the business jet, ensuring the plane reached safely to the ground.
data Aviation Safety Network It indicates that the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2 aircraft model is registered under registration N15VJ, an example manufactured in 2020.
The plane’s unexpected “landing” was in a small water tank very close to the runway from which it took off, as shown in the flight tracking log.
Here is a video of the plane that made an emergency landing earlier this morning near Indianapolis Regional Airport in Hancock County. We were told that the pilot was screened at the scene and had no injuries.
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– WRTV Indianapolis (wrtv) November 25, 2022
Witnesses told WRTV that the pilot was examined by doctors at the scene and later released.
It is not clear what caused the emergency landing, but the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot reported that while trying to gain altitude, the engine began to fail and lost power.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will collect electronic equipment from the aircraft to try to determine the cause of the problem.
Aircraft from the American manufacturer Cirrus, with both piston engines and the SF50 single-engine jet model, have a parachute system available to the pilot in emergency situations where the flight cannot continue until a safe landing.
As a curiosity, the following video shows the activation of the system, called CAPS (Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System), during executive aircraft certification tests:
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