Now restored, Cessna’s sole remaining SkyCatcher 162 resumes flight-testing this month in Kansas. The aircraft was heavily damaged Mar. 19 after the test pilot was unable to recover from a spin and deployed the aircraft’s ballistic parachute. The plane set down safely in a field, but the pilot could not then release the chute before the wind caught hold and dragged the airplane some distance, causing considerable damage. In September 2008 the first SkyCatcher was destroyed after it entered ...
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