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A parachute helped slow the descent of the Cirrus SR22T that crash-landed on Lake Lakota in west-central Minnesota on March 29. Photo by Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Cirrus saving lives with parachute system

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DULUTH — Pilot Jeff Ippoliti suspects April 10, 2004, would have been his final day on the planet if it weren’t for CAPS, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System that returned him to the ground unscathed after a frightful flight.

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