Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Parachute Saves Plane from Crashing

A Springdale, Arkansas resident captured video of a small plane as it made an emergency landing Tuesday morning near Fayetteville High School.

Kelly King of Springdale said the plane "just fell out of the sky" on MLK Jr. Blvd, right across from the high school. The plane was equipped with a parachute.

News affiliate KHOG, citing the Washington County Sheriff's Department, reports the plane experienced oil pressure problems and was forced to make an emergency landing. After the plane landed, police say a pickup truck crashed into the plane.

Three men were on board the airplane, including former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon, who was piloting the aircraft. The three on the plane, plus the driver of the pickup, were all transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to KHOG.

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