2 planes involved in mid-air collision near Denver

Both planes had been cleared for landing on parallel runways at the Centennial Airport. Nobody was hurt from the incident and NTSB has launched an investigation
1:17 | 05/12/21

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We turn next tonight here to the remarkable scene near Denver playing out. Two planes involved in a midair collision. One plane deploying its emergency parachute while going down. The other plane, the fuselage ripped wide open. The planes were both getting ready to land on parallel runways and here's ABC's Kaylee Hartung tonight. Roger, there's an emergency in progress. Reporter: Tonight, that remarkable sight. A parachute guiding this plane safely to the ground, saving the lives of the two people on board. Tower, that was a definite mid-air. Reporter: It followed a midair collision with this plane just outside Denver. Looks like the right engine failed. Reporter: Despite the extensive damage to the plane, the pilot, alone on board, was able to land it safely. He was unhurt. Both planes had been cleared for landing on parallel runways at centennial airport, but one plane overshot on his final approach and then the mid-air collision. Hey, tower, there's another one that dropped a parachute. Reporter: The single engine cirrus, the only company with its own revolutionary parachute system for an aircraft, successfully deploying it and preventing an almost certain tragedy. And David, tonight, the NTSB will begin its investigation. Both pilots will face intense interviews with investigators to figure out how this happened at one of America's busiest airports for private pilots and noncommercial flights. David? Kaylee, thank you. When we come back, that

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