“The aircraft rolled over on its back and headed straight down,” said pilot Patrick Dean. He immediately deployed the BRS parachute just a few hundred feet above the ground. The aircraft landed in the trees and Dean was helped from the cockpit by witnesses. He suffered a cut on his nose and minor bumps and bruises.
Interesting News Story. It claims a possible control surface malfunction, but the prelim report says engine failure. Sounds more like a stall spin.
Also the article touts 208 lives saved by the BRS, but I wonder how many of the deployments would have resulted in an uneventful safe landing had the chute not been available?