Skydiving planes collide and all passengers jump!
On Saturday, in Superior Wisconsin two planes containing a total of 9 skydivers and 2 pilots collided mid-flight! Say what?!?!
That's right, two planes 12,000 feet in the air ran into one another. I don't know about you, but if there were any second thoughts about jumping out of either of those planes, that'd be the only motivation I'd need to get out of the door!!! This puts a whole new spin on the argument "Why would you jump out of a perfectly good plane?". If the plane is not good any more and it's flying at 12,000 feet, that's why.
All kidding aside, the 11 passengers of both aircrafts made it to the ground safely. The crazy part of this story to us: The pilot of the plane that was most severly damaged had to hurrily find a parachute so he also could jump from his plane to safety! The plane of the plane who hit the lead plane managed to regain control of his aircraft and made a safe landing.
Anyone looking to go skydiving now? Our friend Shawna Matthews would love to have a jump buddy(She's an enthusiast).
Full Story Courtesy: USA Today
Photo Courtesy of Steve Kuchera, AP