Plane Deploys Parachute During Emergency Landing

A single-engine Cirrus SR22 made an emergency landing in a field while the pilot was attempting to return to Addison Municipal Airport with reported engine and instrument problems.

Farmer’s Branch firefighters say the pilot alerted the Addison Tower that they were losing power, smelled something burning and were also having electrical and instrument problems.

The pilot declared an emergency and was attempting to land at Addison when he told air traffic controllers the aircraft would not make it to the runway.

The pilot deployed the aircraft’s emergency parachute and the plane came to rest in a field about 1.5 miles south of the airport.

The Pilot and passenger are okay.

Firefighters say one of the aircraft fuel tanks were ruptured and had to be drained before the aircraft could be moved.

Investigators were looking at what appears to be a round hole burned through the nose just right of the prop.