ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- One airplane landed at Centennial Airport despite having a gaping hole in the fuselage, and another plane floated down to the ground thanks to a parachute safety system -- all after a mid-air collision Wednesday morning near Cherry Creek State Park.
South Metro Fire Rescue shared a picture of one Cirrus SR22 plane that deployed a parachute recovery system to drift down to the ground. According to SMFR, the SR22 and another plane collided midair, but there were no injuries.
Our partners at 9News found the other plane at Centennial Airport, a Key Lime Air propeller plane. Even with a large chunk of the plane's cabin destroyed, it was able to land safely.
One of the safety features on the SR22 is the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, which stabilizes the plane on its way down to the ground with a parachute. An example of the deployment can be seen below:
The cause of the mid-air collision isn't yet known.