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Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above ColoradoFAA Investigates Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Cherry Creek Reservoir South Of Denver. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...
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This one is a small miracle. Over populated area, Cirrus with a chute, Merlin was a freighter, (kydex interior liner) and no seats to occupy in the missing section of the plane. No fatals or injuries in a hard core midair is amazing.
And the Cirrus came down in an open area of the state park rather than the dense housing area next to it.
Agree. Must have been scary.
Bet both had to change their underwear & a good stiff drink afterwards
precisely why housing districts need to not be near airfields. if something bad is going to happen - 95% of the time it is going to be on final or during TO.
Animation of the accident sequence. https://youtu.be/f5tb2dVWJqc Radar indicated 140kt GS on the SR22 in the downwind leg, increasing to 150kt+ in the turn to base leg. No doubt the SR22 overshot the turn to final approach, and clearly ran into the Metroliner that was established on a straight in final approach to the parallel runway.