Skydiving Planes Collide, Passengers Jump to Safety

All passengers and pilots made it to the ground safely after the collision 12,000 feet in the air.
2:02 | 11/04/13

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horrifying crash. Two skydiving planes colliding at 12,000 feet. All nine skydiver and two pilots make to it the ground safely. Alex perez has more from superior, wisconsin. Good morning, alex. Reporter: Good morning, lara. This morning, authorities are trying toigure out what went wrong here. This was an experienced group of skydivers. None of them imagined they would be jumping out of a plane to save their open lives. Within seconds, this thrill ride turned terrifying. This group of skydivers just trying to stay alive. This morning, the survivors say there's only one reason they're still living. We were all very, very lucky here. Reporter: Lucky because all 11 people, 9 skydivers and 2 pilots, survived this unbelievable crash. They were 12,000 feet in the air, seconds away from jumping, when the two planes they were flying in collided in midair. One plane flying over the other, sparking a huge fireball. All of a sudden, this weird noise that -- it was kind of just like a boom. Reporter: The lead plane's wing breaks off and as the damaged aircraft began to break into pieces, the skydivers jumped, deploying their parachutes as they fell from the sky. The pilot had just seconds to scramble and find an emergency parachute so he, too, could jump to safety. He's got to get his seat belt off, get out the door and deploy his chute. Reporter: The pilot of the other aircraft was able to gain control and land safely. We're not totally sure just yet. But, we think the trail plane probably got in the wash of the lead plane and caused the collision. But we don't know for sure. Reporter: Very lucky indeed. No one suffered major injuries. Believe it or not, just cuts, scrapes, and a few bruises.

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