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CAPS™ Successfully Deployed In Cirrus SR22 Pacific Ditching

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  1. Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™) Successfully Deployed Over Pacific Ocean
    On 25 January 2015, a pilot flying a Cirrus SR22 aircraft from the United States to Hawaii successfully deployed the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) over the Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles from Hawaii. The whole-airframe parachute system, which is standard equipment on every Cirrus aircraft ever made, worked as designed and resulted in both the aircraft and pilot safely landing in the Pacific Ocean under the parachute canopy, where he was quickly retrieved by a passing ship with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard. With almost 6,000 Cirrus aircraft manufactured to date, the CAPS system has now been activated successfully 51 times resulting in 104 persons returning safely. Cirrus Aircraft’s Air Safety Team is currently assisting all authorities in the investigation into the cause of the incident.

    For more information:

    Cirrus Design Corporation
    4515 Taylor Circle
    Duluth, MN 55811
    www.cirrusaircraft.com


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