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(FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) — Dramatic video captures the moment that passengers and the pilot of a small plane that had engine trouble were saved by a parachute that deployed from the aircraft.

The plane, carrying two passengers, was headed from Bentonville, Ark. to Waco, Texas, Tuesday when the pilot said there was a loss of oil pressure, according to Fayetteville Police Sgt. Craig Stout.

After that, pilot Bill Simon, 56, released the plane’s emergency chute.

Video shows the plane falling slowly to the ground and then landing on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, across from Fayetteville High School.

After the plane crashed, Stout said that a car, driven by Shakemia Harris, 30, struck the aircraft, resulting in minor injuries. The three people on the plane also suffered minor injuries, police said.

Harris told ABC News she was driving with her baby daughter in the back seat when she heard a big crash.

Harris immediately hit the brakes and exited her car to find her daughter and another 4-year-old child she had been driving crying.

Harris suffered minor bumps and bruises. Her 1-year-old daughter and the other child were unharmed.

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