Thursday, November 19, 2020

Cirrus SR22T GTS Generation 5, N969BS: Incident occurred November 19, 2020 in Genola, Utah County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah 

Aircraft made emergency landing after parachute activated in flight. 


Date: 19-NOV-20
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N969BS
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: 22T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91
State: UTAH

GENOLA, Utah (ABC4 News) — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Genola as l on Thursday afternoon.

A bystander captured the emergency landing on their cell phone as the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System deployed.

According to Cpl. Mike Wall of the Santaquin Police Department, the plane took off from Airport #2 in Salt Lake City Thursday afternoon and was heading south over Genola when it began to lose oil pressure.

The pilot was able to deploy an airframe parachute system to slow the plane down and make a soft landing in an empty field, approximately in the area of 785 West and 2400 North in Genola.

The pilot and co-pilot were the only people on board the plane at the time. They were not injured in the incident, according to Cpl. Mike Wall.

The plane suffered minor damage in the landing.

The FAA is investigating the incident.


GENOLA, Utah — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Genola in Utah County Thursday afternoon.

The Santaquin Police Department said that the call came in just a few minutes before 4 p.m. that a plane had landed in a field.

Only the pilot and co-pilot were aboard the plane. Neither was injured.

The plane left from an airport in Salt Lake City and as it was flying near Santaquin, it started losing oil pressure. The engine of the plane shut down and the pilot  initiated CAPS deployment.

Resident Angella Martin sent FOX 13 a photo of the plane where it came to rest in the field near North Main Street and East 1600 North.

The plane landed in the white lake area. Although the area is usually marshy, because of the extremely dry season Utah has experienced, it is dry desert land.

The plane landed about two miles away from any houses. The Santaquin Police Department says this emergency landing was an ideal situation.

The Cirrus SR22T GTS has minor damage.

GENOLA, Utah County — A small plane with at least two occupants inside crashed near northwest Genola in Utah County, police say.

According to Santaquin Police Cpl. Rich Glenn, the pilot has told police that everyone was OK and there were no injuries.

The small plane was equipped with a parachute, allowing the pilot to deploy it when the plane began to have troubles, Glenn said. Police are unsure how many were aboard the plane, with mixed messages on whether the plane had two or three occupants.

According to preliminary information given by the pilot, the crash might have been due to fueling issues or a engine issue.

"That's all to be investigated; we still don't know at this point," Glenn said.

Police were using a utility vehicle Thursday evening to try and reach the crash site, which is in the middle of a swampy area.

GENOLA, Utah, Nov. 19, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A small plane has crashed in Utah County’s Genola Thursday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate the crash happened in the area of 1200 N. Main St. a little before 4:30 p.m.

It appears at this early stage that no one has been injured as a result of the crash.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


  1. I wonder if it really has “minor damage” ? I’ve always heard those planes are practically totaled after landing under the chute.

    1. 13 currently flying post deployment. It is rare but some are able to be restored to an airworthy condition.

    2. Have to rework the rip-outs where the risers come through the skin and deal with the impact to the landing gear.

      The recent N675N CAPS soft landing in the Bahamas probably would have a good chance of return to service if it could be hoisted out promptly.


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