Key Lime Air Pilot Safety Lands After Mid-Air Collision

Key Lime Air Pilot Safety Lands After Mid-Air Collision

DENVER, CO — A cargo plane owned by Key Lime Air, the parent company of Denver Air Connection, which will be serving Pierre in July, survived a mid-air collision with another aircraft and landed safely in Colorado Wednesday. Air traffic control communications from LiveACT-dot-com reveal the unnamed pilot of Key Lime Fight 970 didn’t seem to know he was involved in an airborne crash…

A third aircraft saw the crash and assisted air traffic controllers from the pilot’s seat…

The Associated Press reports the second plane was a Cirrus SR-22 which was lining up for landing on a parallel runway. The Cirrus deployed a ballistic recovery system parachute to slow its fall to the ground. The crash happened near the Centennial Airport located 20 miles southeast of Denver. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.