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AIRCRAFT PARACHUTE SYSTEM SAVES LIFE, BALLISTIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS SAYS
BALLISTIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS said one of its whole aircraft parachute systems saved another life this month, the 208th documented instance of a BRS parachute saving a life, the South St. Paul, Minn. company said. The accident involved a Slipstream Genesis, a fabric and fiberglass homebuilt that was flying near Laurel, Md. when a control surface apparently failed, officials said. "The aircraft rolled over on its back and headed straight down," said pilot Patrick Dean, who deployed the BRS parachute just a few hundred feet above the ground.