Pilot killed near Stinson Airport had parachute in aircraft, NTSB report says


SAN ANTONIO – A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board showed the pilot of a plane that crashed near Stinson Municipal Airport had a parachute and didn’t use it.

The report showed that Maj. Lee Berra didn’t deploy his parachute when crashing his Cirrus SR-22. He died in the crash.

The Cirrus SR-22 is one of the few types of consumer aircraft that comes with a parachute.

The Air Force pilot from California was on a 15-mile flight from San Antonio International to Stinson Municipal Airport.

Berra crashed just 600 yards from his destination.