This weekend, two plane loads of skydivers had to bail from their aircraft when the planes collided mid-air at 12,000 feet (3650 metres) during a routine jump.
None of the nine skydivers or two pilots sustained serious injuries when the two planes collided in mid-air on Saturday evening (local time) in far northwest Wisconsin, US, near Lake Superior. Authorities still didn’t know on Sunday what caused the accident.
Blake Wedan, the pilot who landed a damaged plane, went on NBC News’ Today show to discuss the incident. Today also published this footage of the crash from five helmet cams.
“We were just a few seconds away from having a normal skydive when the trail plane came over the top of the lead aircraft and came down on top of it,” skydiver Mike Robinson said earlier in the week. “It turned into a big flash fireball and the wing separated.