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Colorado Springs pilot force lands Cirrus SR22 on mountainous terrainRuss Ford and his wife Sheri were flying their Cirrus SR-22 single-engine plane over the remote Flat Tops Wilderness Area near Meeker, CO, on Saturday when he says the engine cut out. They were at about 12,000 feet over rough terrain and Russ had to make a quick decision; whether or not to deploy the plane's emergency parachute, which is designed to bring the entire plane safely to the ground. (www.kktv.com) More...
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Yes, nice job keeping his head under pressure. Glass it worked out well. I wish the press would refer to it properly though; he didn't crash, he executed a perfect forced landing.
The press never gets anything right. They send the most inept people who don't know anything to investigate and incorrectly repot. Journalism these days is the worst.
That's because there's little money in journalism these days. Ad revenues have collapsed.
Thank you internet! Haven't bought a paper in years and hardly watch TV news anymore! They are all idiots, except for Fox News and even they get it wrong occasionally!
Great decision making by the pilot. If they did slide off the cliff, is 700ft enough for parachute deployment?