November 15th, 2013|
November 15, 2013
Of all types of aviation accidents, Mid-Air Collisions are often considered the most devastating because of the high altitude at which impact occurs and the subsequent wreckage, often with passengers, which falls to the ground. Despite these risks, a group of skydivers in Wisconsin recently lived to tell the tale of a mid-air crash they were involved in last week.
According to an article from ABC 6 News, the group of nine skydivers and two pilots were flying in a pair of Cessna 182 aircraft at roughly 12,000 feet over the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior, Wisconsin, on the afternoon of Saturday, November 2. As the group prepared to jump, the plane in the rear suddenly rose and then came crashing back down on top of the lead plane.
The group of skydivers and one of the pilots bailed from the aircraft and were able to safely land on the ground using parachutes, while the pilot of the other aircraft was able to successfully land the heavily damaged plane. All parties involved were treated for injuries including bumps, cuts, bruises, and muscle pain.
The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are aware of the serious dangers a mid-air collision can pose and urge anyone who has been injured in such an accident to discuss their case with a lawyer.