Updated: Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, 10:25 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, 7:58 PM EST
DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- Danbury Fire Dept. says a plane crashed on South Street Tuesday night and all of the passengers walked away safely.
3 men in their mid 20's were on board the plane when it crashed. One of the men is a flight instructor and the deputy fire chief says all 3 men walked away from the Cirrus SR20 4 passenger plane.
A parachute safety system deployed to help bring the plane down slowly. Airport officials say the pilot reported engine problems 5 miles out and when they were 2 miles out they pulled the parachute.
"They were nervous 'cause it just happened but other than that it was just like a normal accident. They were upset that the plane had crashed but they were fine," said Asst. Chief Steve Williams. "The airplane's designed for this. The company that designs this airplane sells this parachute as a safety item and obviously it worked. 3 people are walking around with no injuries because of the parachute system."
The plane involved in the crash is registered to Kenyon Flight LLC in West Hartford.
The crash caused 1,042 power outages. CL&P had to de-energize a line to remove the plane from the line and a tree also fell as a result of the crash. All power has been restored.