A plane with its own parachute

  • 05/11/2015

Many of us are likely to get a bit jittery on a small plane, and might feel a little calmer if we had a parachute strapped to our backs.

Witnesses watched in amazement as a single engine plane, suspended by a parachute, glided to the ground with the entire aircraft still intact.

Seconds before the plane hit the ground it touched a pick-up truck with a female driver and two children.

That driver and all passengers on the plane walked away with minor injuries, including the pilot.

James Fallows, a national correspondent for the Atlantic, says parachutes could be used in the future for smaller planes where safety could be at risk.

Watch the video for the full report by CBS.