ADDISON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A single-engine Cirrus SR22 made an emergency landing in a field Sunday morning while the pilot was attempting to return to Addison Municipal Airport with reported engine and instrument problems, the FAA said.
The small plane left Addison for Waco Sunday morning.READ MORE: 'No Business Wearing This Uniform,' Dallas Police Officer Bryan Riser Arrested, Charged With 2 Counts Capital Murder
A short time later, the pilot declared an emergency and was attempting to land at Addison when he told air traffic controllers the aircraft would not make it to the runway.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
The pilot deployed the aircraft’s emergency parachute and the plane came to rest in a field about 1.5 miles south of the airport around 11:15 a.m.
Initial reports show that the two people aboard the aircraft were not injured.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth VA Clinic Closed Through End Of March Due To Winter Storm Damage
“With all their aviation bags and flight books, whatever. Just minor cuts on their arms. They seemed very composed for what just happened,” said witness Ben Muchoki.