In case you haven’t seen it yet, this is incredible footage of two planes colliding over Superior, Wisconsin recently.
Everybody involved in this crash survived in large part because they were involved with skydiving at the time and everybody had parachutes.
It’s not yet understood why the planes collided.
From The Guardian:
“Looking around, we’re seeing the wing that came off. We’re seeing it’s on fire, and there are just parts of the airplane floating in the air with us,” he said. “We were falling faster than those parts … So the concern was we get away from the crash area.”
Robinson said the skydivers had parachutes that allowed them to steer themselves away from the falling debris and toward the planned landing spot. They opened their parachutes between 3,000 and 5,000 feet and landed safely.