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Mid-Air Plane Collision Caught on Camera [SEE VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Sep 10, 2012 06:19 PM EDT

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A terrifying incident of two planes colliding mid-air has been caught on video.

On Saturday, two light, single-engine planes carrying banners for two rival Dutch political parties collided with each other and got stuck together by the wings. The whole thing was caught on video.

The incident involved planes rented by the Dutch Christian Democratic Party (CDA) and the Socialist Party. The CDA plane was towing and advertisement for the party, while the Socialist party plane, carrying four passengers, was filming a commercial, according to Dutch News.

The video shows the planes flying side by side. One plane approaches the other from behind and the two aircrafts get stuck together. Passengers can be heard panicking in the video as they direct the planes towards the beach near the town on Wassenaar. The pilots were were eventually able to get the planes free.

The CDA plane made an emergency landing on the beach as its wing was damaged. The other plane retuned to Rotterdam airport and landed safely.

No one was hurt in the collision.

Eric Donk, who was on board the Socialist Party's Cessna, told the Dutch News channel RTL that the incident was "tense and frightening."

"We were some 150 metres above the ground. I could have touched the other plane if I had wanted to," Donk said.

Dutch aviation officials are investigating the issue.

 

 

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