Two planes collided at 12,000 feet near the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior, Wisconsin yesterday. The planes, which were full of skydivers, burst into flames and one plane lost its wings. It sounds like all the making of a disaster and yet what actually happened is even more shocking.
They are all fine. Yes, you read that right. All of the passengers and even the pilots were able to successfully jump from the plane and land without major injury. It is nothing short of a miracle.
Apparently all of the five divers in one plane and the four in the others were getting ready for the jump, so most were able to just go right away. One was pinned, but managed to make the jump a minute later and one pilot managed to escape using an emergency parachute while the other found a way to safely land his aircraft (after pulling it out of a dive. Wow. Just wow.