Sydney, Nov. 4: In an unbelievable incident, two planes carrying skydivers reportedly crashed mid-air sending all the nine divers and two pilots tumbling towards the ground with none injured.
The two planes collided on Saturday evening in far northwest Wisconsin near Lake Superior and authorities have been unable to trace the cause of the accident.
Instructor and safety adviser for Skydive Superior, Mike Robinson revealed that he and three other skydivers were in a lead plane, and all four had climbed out onto the step to jump and the plane behind theirs had five skydivers on board, three ready to jump and two still inside the plane, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Robinson said that they 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 and both collided.
He further revealed that they and the pilot were able to eject themselves following the impact, while the pilot of the second plane landed the aircraft safely at Richard I. Bong Airport.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig said that the lead plane broke into three parts, with debris landing on the airport property and an adjacent retail area, the report added. (ANI)