Here’s another “save” for a South St. Paul company.
It happened yesterday in Arkansas when William Simon, a former CEO of Walmart, experienced engine trouble in his airplane manufactured by Duluth-based Cirrus.
So he did what pilots of most every other type of airplane in the sky can’t do: He pulled the parachute and floated gently to terra firma.
Cirrus, deservedly, is getting all of the credit, but BRS Aerospace, a company at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field deserves a healthy share of it. They invented and make the parachute system.
The company says its parachute system has saved over 300 lives.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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