Incredible story of survival in Wisconsin

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This past Saturday evening over Superior, Wisconsin, two planes carrying 11 people (2 pilots and 9 skydivers) collided in midair resulting in one plane erupting into flames and the second seriously damaged. Amazingly, all 9 skydivers and one pilot were able to jump clear of the mayhem and safely deploy their chutes. The pilot of the second aircraft was able to maneuver his damaged aircraft to a safe landing.

Of course, most of the divers were outfitted with helmet-cams, so some amazing footage has emerged documenting the near-tragedy. NBC News has the exclusive video. Check it out!

NBC News exclusive video

The two aircraft were reported to be flying in formation before a planned jump. An official investigation is underway to determine why the two planes went bumpity-bump.

AeroSavvy is written by Ken Hoke. Since 1984, Ken has loitered the skies in many vehicles, most notably the classic Douglas DC-8. He currently frustrates air traffic controllers in the US, Asia, and Europe as a Boeing 767 captain for a package express airline.
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