Mid air collision over Denver, CO

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Mid air collision over Denver, CO

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May 12th saw a SA-226 Swearingen (N280KL) and a Cirrus SR22 (N416DJ) collide near Denver, CO.

The SR22 pulled its emergency recovery chute and floated back to earth. But is substantially damaged.
The SA-226 made a emergency landing with a "gaping hole" (might be an understatement) in the upper fuselage aft of the wing at Centennial Airport.

Quite amazing that all occupants were able to tell the story.


Some videos here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY7nLrgXBII
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TExYqoN7x8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSsA7GK6QUM


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Re: Mid air collision over Denver, CO

Post by Canberra TT.18 »

:shock:

Great the pilot could land the SA226 (looks a lot like the Aloha cabrio B737 some 30 years ago!)

Never knew the SR22 or any other aircraft had such a parachute system!

:worship: both pilots to keep their heads cool.
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Re: Mid air collision over Denver, CO

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Here is the audio footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5tb2dVWJqc

Source: Vas Aviation
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