extraction parachute


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extraction parachute

An auxiliary parachute designed to release and extract and deploy cargo from aircraft in flight and deploy cargo parachutes. See also gravity extraction.
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That forklift platform is classed as "Heavy Equipment" and requires an extraction parachute to exit the aircraft (literally, a drag chute attached to the platform yanks it out of the aircraft where the main parachutes deploy to lower it to the ground).

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