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Skydiving Planes Collide in Wisconsin

All passengers escape unharmed


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A midair collision over Wisconsin sent one small airplane spiraling into the ground while another safely returned to the runway Saturday. Fortunately, both planes were carrying skydivers, and only two of the 11 people aboard both aircraft suffered minor injuries.

“We’re not sure, why they collided yet, but they did,” Skydive Superior instructor Mike Robinson told FOX 21 News. “The lead plane was destroyed, the wings came off, they were on fire. Everybody got out safely. The pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute, and landed.”

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“The jumpers and pilots have been through a very surreal experience, and they are lucky and thankful to be alive,” Skydive Superior posted on its Facebook page.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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