A skydiving accident had several people counting their blessings over the weekend in Wisconsin. Two small Cessna planes collided at 12,000 feet just before nine skydivers were about to jump. All of the skydivers bailed when the planes collided -- all landing safely despite the emergency situation.
One plane burst into flames but the pilot was able to escape, gliding to the ground using an emergency parachute. The pilot of the other plane was able to land his aircraft safely.
Authorities believe that one of the planes got sucked into turbulence caused by the other plane. The skydivers were able to "dodge debris" and no one was injured in the accident.
"We followed our instincts. We just jumped... And we watched everything falling around us. You could recreate this thousands of times and I don't think you could come out with a more positive outcome," said skydiving instructor (and crash survivor), Mike Robinson.
There is currently an investigation surrounding the crash.
© Effie Orfanides 2013