When Chutes Don't Help

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A Cirrus SR22 crashed into the Flambeau River in Northern Wisconsin on Friday, killing at least one of the two people on board, one of whom was an instructor with the University of North Dakota. Cirrus Design spokeswoman Kate Andrews told AVweb yesterday that the accident is under investigation by the NTSB, but had no further details. Local news media reported the airplane was trying to make an emergency landing. It was not clear if the aircraft was involved in a training exercise. Witnesses said boaters were on the scene and pulled the aircraft occupants from the wreckage and immediately called rescue crews. One was taken to a hospital by helicopter, and the other was pronounced dead on the scene.