...Citing Airbag, (Ballistic) Chute Dangers
The concern is not only about the parachute, but also the airbag seatbelts, which are standard on the newest Cirri. "First responders have been hurt by airbags in the past," said King. "So we will ask them to stand down until we can get there. Or if that's not possible, if they need to act, we will walk them through how to deal with the airbags and parachute to be sure they're safe." In the case of the Minnesota crash, where there were no survivors, everyone on the scene did the right thing, King said. It's best to disturb the site as little as possible until NTSB investigators arrive, he said. Killed in the crash were pilot Mark Johnson, 50, and his parents, Arthur and Maryann Johnson, all of Minnesota.