Two small planes collided in the air near the US city of Denver; two people on board the aircraft were not injured, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
“The NTSB is investigating the mid-air collision of Metroliner and Cirrus aircraft near Denver, Colorado, on May 12, 2021. There were no reports of injuries in connection with the collision. According to preliminary data, the collision occurred when the planes were landing,” the ministry said in its official Twitter account.
According to the local fire service, one plane made a hard landing after the collision, the second landed safely at Centennial Airport. Representatives of the NTSB arrived at the scene; the incident is being investigated.
The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner is a turboprop airliner designed for local airlines, which ceased production in the United States in 2001, accommodates 19 passengers.
The Cirrus SR22 is a single-engine piston-engined aircraft for private use with four or five seats.