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Two planes collide mid-air over Colorado

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Two planes collided over Colorado’s Cherry Creek State Park southeast of the city of Denver. No fatalities were reported.

The crash involved a single-engine Cirrus SR-22 with two people on board and a cargo Swearingen Metroliner carrying just the pilot. The planes collided at approximately 6,400 feet.

The Cirrus was able to deploy its chute and landed in a state park that happened to be right below it.

The metroliner was able to land safely at its destination at Centennial Airport without issues or injuries to the pilot. The flight was operated by Key Lime Air, which is based at Centennial, which is one of the busiest GA airports in the country.

“We are participating in an active investigation of the incident with the FAA and NTSB. As information comes to light, if authorities deem it appropriate to share with the public, we will do so,” the company said.

“We cannot express the gratitude we have, company-wide that no one was injured. We thank all those who have reached out with concern for our company and its people.”

The SR22 came down under its whole-airplane recovery parachute system, which lowers the entire aircraft to the ground when one of the occupants pulls a handle. The two occupants walked away from the crash without injuries.

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