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Skydiver cams capture midair collision

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NBC News has obtained exclusive video of the midair collision between two skydiving planes over Wisconsin this weekend.

Nine skydivers and two pilots were on board the two aircraft when one plane flew into the other.  A fireball exploded, and one plane broke up.  The skydivers jumped from the planes and opened their chutes. 

The people in the planes fell from 12,000 feet at 125 miles per hour.  One of the pilots was able to land their plane safely.  The other used his emergency parachute.

Everyone in the planes survived, but they know how close they came.

"Very lucky, very, very lucky," said Mike Robinson, a skydiving instructor.  "Any time two planes collide in the air, um, I mean it's a potential disaster for everybody involved.  We are all very, very lucky here."

Anne Thompson with NBC News contributed to this report.
 

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