Firefighters respond to more than just residential and forest fires. In the case of accidents, firefighters are often on the scene to help get people to safety and put out any potential fires caused by the crash.
South Metro Fire Rescue and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office were called out to the scene of a mid-air collision between two small planes. One plane crashed into the ground just south of Cherry Creek Reservoir, while the other actually made it to Centennial Airport.
It was missing a chunk of its cabin. The two airplanes hit each other in the air over Cherry Creek State Park, just outside Denver’s city limits.
According to CBS4, fire crews were prepared for the worst-case scenario. However, when they arrived, they found that no one had been killed in the crash.
No Injuires, No Deaths
Somehow neither plane had injuries nor any deaths in the crash. Now it is on the FAA and the NTSB to figure out what happened in the crash.
“A Cirrus SR-22 and a Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC collided in midair approximately four miles north of Centennial Airport in Denver, Colo., around 10:25 a.m. local time today. The pilot of the Cirrus deployed the aircraft’s parachute and landed in a nearby neighborhood. The pilot of the Swearingen landed at Centennial Airport. Two people were on board the Cirrus, and one person was on board the Swearingen. Please check with local authorities for the occupants’ conditions and identities. We have no reports of people on the ground being injured. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.”FAA Statement
According to Key Lime Air, one of the airplanes was a cargo craft preparing to land at the time of the crash. Many neighbors were shocked that this situation could happen so close to home.
“It was kind of scary. But at the same time, I was stunned it was happening. It’s right in our backyard.”Shelly Whitehead
It was a miracle that no one on the ground nor the air was injured, especially because the crash took place in a very public location.