If the thought of flying makes your palms sweat and your stomach queasy, relax, take a deep breath and calm your nerves by reading this list of plane crashes that should have been fatal, but luckily weren’t.
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A Mid-Air Collision
If the fear of a malfunctioning parachute isn’t already enough to make you swear off the extreme sport of skydiving, this harrowing crash story just might do it. Somewhere over the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota, two airplanes carrying nine skydivers and two pilots between them crashed in mid-air at 12,000 feet, causing some of the divers to fall out of the plane on impact. One of the planes held together and was able to land but the other caught fire, forcing the pilot to eject himself from the aircraft and activate his emergency parachute.
Thankfully all the divers were prepared to jump at the time of the crash and managed to dodge the falling debris as they parachuted safely back to earth… which we hope they never ever left again.