Skydiving Planes Collision Recorded By Helmet Camera As Divers Jump To Safety

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Two Wisconsin skydiving planes collided in mid-air as a helmet camera captured the horrifying scene.

NBC News obtained exclusive video of the incident, showing skydivers jumping in droves to safety on Saturday while one plane breaks apart in a fireball 12,000 feet above the ground.

Nine skydivers and two pilots were on board the two craft. All survived what could have been a fatal disaster.

"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," Mike Robinson, a skydiving instructor and safety supervisor, said. "It turned into a big flash fireball and the wing separated."

Video shows chaos and panic during what was supposed to be the last dive of the day.

As two skydivers prepare to jump in a formation, another plane comes up from underneath them and the two aircraft collide. One man can be heard screaming "No!" as he jumps and tumbles through the air. The other skydivers follow suit.

"All of us knew we had a crash," Robinson said. "The wing over our head was gone, so we just left."

The divers opened their chutes and all landed safely, according to KQDS. The pilot of the plane that caught on fire deployed an emergency parachute and glided safely to the ground as debris came crashing down.

The pilot of the second plane was able to safely land the aircraft despite damage to the propeller and wing. In the video, a skydiver can be heard shouting, "Come on Blake, you got it!" as the plane touches down.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

“It’s definitely a reminder of the sport that we all love," Robinson said. "It can be a dangerous sport, it usually is not. We go through extensive training to learn how to be safe. Unfortunately, an airplane crashed, you know you take what you get in the circumstances, we were just lucky this time."



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