A Cirrus plane got itself in trouble in the skies over Australia on Saturday.
So the pilot pulled the parachute on board and we got a rare view of a plane parachuting to earth, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
Eyewitness Amy Davis told the News Tribune that she and her boyfriend were walking to a lookout in the Blue Mountains on Saturday when they saw the plane descend.
“On our way back we heard a light plane overhead, then we heard a really loud, strange noise and looked over to see that a parachute had been deployed above the plane and it was slowly and quietly drifting down towards the town of Lawson,” Davis, who took photos of the plane, recounted in an e-mail. “We didn’t really know what was going on; it’s not something you see every day, a plane with a parachute above it falling slowly to the ground.”
There was no official word on what caused the mishap; eyewitness Greg Howlett told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that “the motor just cut out. The engine just stopped.”