By Jennifer McRae

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – It could take a year for the NTSB and FAA investigations to determine the cause of a mid-air collision north of Centennial Airport on Wednesday. Two small planes collided over Cherry Creek Reservoir.

(credit: CBS)

The 2 people on board the Cirrus SR22 were able to parachute to safety before the plane crashed.

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Video of the smaller red aircraft falling to the ground, guided by a parachute, was recorded by Hector Velazquez.

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(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

Key Lime Air said that one of their cargo aircraft, a Fairchild Metroliner was on approach to landing at Centennial Airport when it was struck by another aircraft. It suffered substantial damage but was able to land safely.

No one either on the ground or onboard the planes was injured in the collision.

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Jennifer McRae