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General Chat Thread, Light Aircraft Parachutes Into Cheltenham Garden [No Serious Injuries] in General; Link: BBC News - Light aircraft crash-lands in Cheltenham garden Any Edugeekers witness this?...
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    Light Aircraft Parachutes Into Cheltenham Garden [No Serious Injuries]


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    Lucky guy, Not many light aircraft have these parachutes in them! Could have been a lot worse!

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    Had no idea they had parachutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkaline View Post
    Had no idea they had parachutes.
    Only the posh expensive light aircraft, its a fairly new system.

    Ballistic Recovery Systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    just down the road from my grandparents :P

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    That is seriously cool - obviously a fairly lucky landing too but could have easily been fatal without that backup. I'd guess many older/high winged etc light aircraft simply couldn't take the stresses on the airframe if devices like this were retro-fitted.

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    These types of aircraft are known for having "serious problems"

    Steve Wilson Blog - The Cirrus Airplane Has Serious Problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravo View Post
    These types of aircraft are known for having "serious problems"

    Steve Wilson Blog - The Cirrus Airplane Has Serious Problems
    Well I think I can see the problem this one had

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    First introduced in 1982 so not that new saw this on how it's made ages ago and it's a cool idea.

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    Wheyyyyy! Gloucestershire strikes again

    In fairness the planes fly VERY low around that area, I'm surprised this has only happened once.

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