Lehtinen survives plane crash thanks to Cirrus parachute system, Canadian rescuers
Monday, August 05, 2019
Matt Lehtinen of Grand Rapids, president of Tacora Resources Inc., survived a July 27 airplane crash in Quebec thanks to the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System aboard his 2005 Cirrus SR22 G2.
According to CTV News in Canada, Lehtinen was flying from Wabush, Newfoundland.,where his company owns the Scully iron ore mine, to Quebec City when he received oil pressure and oil temperature warnings. Then his engine stopped and made grinding sounds that suggested it was permanently damaged. He engaged the parachute and his aircraft fell to the ground safely.
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