BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — A small plane crashed in Upshur County near Buckhannon Saturday evening.

The plane’s pilot told the Buckhannon Fire Department that he had engine trouble and had to make an emergency landing. The plane’s parachute system was deployed and the plane crashed on Brushy Fork Road between Jenkins Ford and Buckhannon Toyota.

The fire department said the plane hit a truck when it landed but neither the truck’s driver nor the pilot were injured. The plane was taken to the Upshur County Regional Airport for further investigation.

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  • rick

    Cirrus planes are mostly equipped with chutes. A lot of Cessnas have been retrofit with them also.

  • Jason412

    Had never heard of a parachute being equipped to the plane, not a person. After watching some videos on it I'm surprised all small aircraft don't come with one.

    I wonder why the guy in the truck didn't move. Due to the location I'd guess he was sitting at the red light at the 4 way intersection. Pretty sure I'd gas it right through a red light if I seen a plane coming at me.

    • Bob Church

      The plane will be descending from above, adjusting for winds, and fast. It's likely that his first indication was the loud thump as it hit. I'm glad no one was hurt.

  • observer

    The only thing Harper's Ferry is guilty of is passing off recycled jokes that stopped being funny 3 or 4 crashes ago. Get your own material.

  • COPAsafety

    Cirrus pilot activated the parachute about 500 feet above the ground while on approach to airport and his engine lost power. Instead of crashing into trees at flying speed, he descended slowly under parachute. This is the 39th save with 81 survivors from parachute deployments since the Cirrus aircraft were introduced into production.

  • Michael

    You know there are some real inconsiderate people in society this could have been much worse, thank God nobody was hurt, Chas. Shooting, and Harpers Ferry you should think before you speak or post something online.

    • Harpers Ferry

      Or some people need to stop being so self righteous and get a sense of humor. It could have been, but IT WASN'T!!!!!!!!!

  • In da stickes

    You two should leave the comedy to us professionals.

  • Harpers Ferry

    I heard from a reliable source that the pilot's name was Me Too Low.

    • Dave, just Dave.

      No, it was Ho Lee Phuk

    • Chas. Shooting

      His initials are OMG.