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Female Chinese Fighter Pilot Dies in Plane Crash

A Chinese fighter plane crashed near Tangshan in Hebei, China, on November 12th.

The aircraft, piloted by one of the first female fighter pilots in the country, was participating in a routine training exercise when it went down.

The pilot Yu Xu, 30, was killed in the crash while her co-pilot was able to eject before the impact using a parachute. He was injured and was taken to hospital.

Authorities confirmed that both pilots belonged to the Bayi Aerobatics Team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

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Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash in New Mexico after Engine Glitch

A small plane crashed in a farmland in Bloomfield, New Mexico, on the morning of October 28th.

The Cirrus SR22 encountered engine malfunction mid-air and crashed shortly afterward.

The pilot, who was the only person onboard, rescued himself through a parachute and escaped without injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Military Plane Crashed in Ecuador; 22 Killed

A military plane crashed in Pastaza province of Ecuador, on March 15th.

Authorities said the Israeli-made Arava cargo plane was transporting 19 soldiers for a parachuting training when it went down in the Amazon region.

There were 22 people aboard at the time, including the soldiers, two pilots, and one mechanic; all of them were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is under investigation.

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Small Plane Crash-Lands in Hauppauge

A Cirrus SR22 plane crash-landed in an industrial park in Hauppauge, New York, on March 5th.

The plane was en-route to Republic Airport, Farmingdale, when it developed some engine issues. Authorities said the parachute attached to the plane deployed before it went down in a grassy area, just 8 miles east of Republic Airport.

The plane was carrying two people at the time, including the pilot Louis Obergh and his daughter, Rachel Obergh. Both of them suffered minor injuries. They were returning after visiting University of Rhode Island.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Small Plane Lands in Emergency in a Davidson County Field

ParachuteA small Cirrus SR22 plane made an emergency landing in a field near Jerusalem and Hunter Creek roads in Davidson County, North Carolina, at around 6:25 a.m. on October 22.

The plane was on its way from Monroe to Greensboro when it started facing engine problems near High Rock Lake. According to the troopers, the pilot had to deploy a parachute for landing in emergency after the plane’s motor shut down at a height of 3,000 feet.

The parachute brought the aircraft down safely in a field. The authorities confirmed that the pilot remained uninjured.

The FAA is investigating.

Cirrus Aircraft Makes Parachute Landing in Blue Mountains, NSW

CirrusThe male pilot of the Cirrus SR22 aircraft landed the plane with a parachute in the yard of a house at Lawson, Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, at 2.10pm on May 10.

The pilot deployed the parachute of the aircraft at 1300 meters due to reasons not yet known. He successfully avoided houses and major power lines before parachute landing.

Both the people on board miraculously survived; only one had to be transported to hospital for neck pain. However, the front fence of the house was damaged.

Sydney Flying Club president Allan Bligh said “Cirrus light planes have a handle in the cockpit which, when pulled, fires off a cover-plate and deploys a parachute”. He further said that the pilot probably used it for the first time in his life.

Cirrus claimed that by January this year 85 lives have been saved by use of these parachutes when pilots or passengers have activated the system. There are about 200 of these aircrafts registered in Australia, mostly owned by businesses for trips of up to 1800 kilometres.

Aerobatic Stunt Pilot Survives Fiery Plane Crash

small planeOn Friday, April 18th 2014, Dan Marcotte, an experienced aerobatic stunt pilot survived a fiery plane crash by parachuting out of his single-passenger plane.

The plane bursted into flames and crashed on interstate 89 near Burlington, Vermont, moments after he jumped out. Hearing the explosion, the fire fighters rushed to scene and found Marcotte’s parachute dandling from a tree.

Vt. State Police Lt. Garry Scott said that Marcotte probably got the intuition that something was wrong with the plane, and he jumped out in time. He got some minor injuries, but his life is out of danger.

Marcotte is well known for his amazing stunts at grand events like Independence Day celebrations on the Burlington waterfront.

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