BALLISTIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS, which manufactures whole-airplane parachute recovery systems, said its products have now saved more than 200 lives. Save No. 200 involved a Cirrus CR22 pilot who was making an IFR flight from Tucson, Ariz. to Colorado. After encountering an inflight emergency, the pilot found himself in clouds and unable to determine how close he was to terrain. He deployed the BRS parachute and was able to walk away uninjured after the plane came to rest in western New Mexico. A ...

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