Sunday, September 25, 2022

Cirrus SR22 GTS G5, N273DV: Incident occurred September 19, 2022 in Madison, Lake County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Aircraft declared an emergency, parachute was deployed after engine quit and set it down in a field. 


Date: 19-SEP-22
Time: 11:42:00Z
Regis#: N273DV
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 2 No Injuries 
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

Jared Hill, a farmer near Canton, says a small-plane made an emergency landing in his field.

CANTON, South Dakota (Dakota News Now) - Three people are safe after a small-plane made an emergency landing in a soybean field north of Canton.

Witnesses tell Dakota News Now it happened around 9:30 Monday morning.

Officials haven’t released any details, but a Dakota News Now photographer spoke with Jared Hill, a farmer who owns the field where the plane landed.

Hill says he was delivering mail (his second job) when it all unfolded.

“I was delivering mail, and this was my route, and I saw a plane here and whipped in and made sure everything was okay, and I walked out there and they were fine. They weren’t hurt or anything,” Hill said.

Hill says the plane has since been removed from his land. 


  1. Another Cirrus in the news with engine failure.

  2. Another Cirrus CAPS chute deployment save.

  3. Great technology & save. Kudos to the leader of general aviation safety advancements.

  4. A similar Cessna or a Piper could've just landed on any of a dozen straight dirt roads in that flat farmland part of SD. The one huge advantage the CAPS gives the Cirrus is if it was nighttime, over forested areas, or over the mountains flight, then the parachute undoubtedly saves lives in the engine out emergency.