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Video - Cessna emergency landing filmed live – from cabin interior

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It's a story that ends well. On 12 May, at Lodi Airport, 30 miles (50 km) south of Sacramento (California), a single-engine Cessna 208 took off, with 17 parachutists on board, all in high expectations of making a parachute jump, but nobody returned to earth quite as expected.

At an altitude of 1,000 feet (300 m), the plane is experiencing a technical failure - an engine problem. The pilot is then forced to perform an emergency landing in a vineyard.

After hitting the ground, the aircraft flips over and comes to a dead stop. No casualties were reported. What is special about this accident, is that the parachutists helmets were equipped with action sport cameras, and thus recorded everything live on film; including shots of the plane narrowly avoiding a car travelling on route 99.

Both the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the technical problem. Until this is known, it is not certain whether the parachutists will attempt another big jump experience.

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