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Pilot, daughter describe their surreal descent into ocean in Cirrus plane

Published 01/13/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Elaine McGlaughlin described Saturday as “one of the most exhilarating days of my life.” It was because she had just dodged death. Hours earlier, she and her father, Richard, had splashed down into the ocean near the Bahamas after deploying the parachute on their Cirrus SR22 single-engine prop plane. They had no other choice.

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