Watch: Quick thinking pilot deploys airplane parachute saving lives

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A quick-thinking pilot saved many lives near Bruges in Belgium after he deployed the small plane’s parachute.

The plane, which got into trouble, was headed towards a densely populated area when the pilot ejected but before doing so deployed the plane’s emergency parachute. That resulted in the plane making a soft landing on a sidewalk.

The reason for the plane’s malfunction is not yet known, with no injuries or fatalities recorded thanks to the quick-thinking pilot.

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