Key Lime Air Metro collides with a Cirrus near Denver

From AP:

“Two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the pilot of the other to deploy a parachute attached to the plane to land safely. Remarkably, no one was injured, officials said.

Photo: This image from CBS Denver shows a Key Lime Air Metroliner that landed safely at Centennial Airport after a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Federal officials say two airplanes collided but that there are no injuries. The collision between a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner and a single-engine Cirrus SR22 happened as both planes were landing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Key Lime Air, which owns the Metroliner, says its aircraft sustained substantial damage to the tail section but that the pilot was able to land safely. (CBS Denver via AP)

Both planes were getting ready to land at a small regional airport in a Denver suburb when they collided mid-morning, according to the National Transportation Safety Board and South Metro Fire Rescue.”

Celebrating flying excellence since 1997, Key Lime Air began its infancy with a sole cargo aircraft flying throughout the Rocky Mountain region.  The company was originally founded upon the vision of three aviation professionals who believed in capitalizing upon an opportunity to provide superior customer service, to be innovative, adaptive, and be able to capture niche markets within the air charter industry.  Fifteen years later, in a struggling economy, Key Lime Air has not only grown into the largest single feeder aircraft network in the U.S., but also has become a thriving passenger air charter service. We cater to a wide variety of clientele ranging all the way from elite political officials, celebrities, collegiate sports teams, corporate executives and beyond.

Based at Centennial Airport in Englewood Colorado, Key Lime Air is strategically positioned to be able to offer convenient service to either the West coast, Central or East coast of the United States.  Unique to the industry, Key Lime Air owns, operates and maintains it’s entire fleet of aircraft enabling the company to effectively control it’s stringent operational and maintenance programs to the highest standards.  Additionally, Key Lime Air’s staff is comprised solely of industry experts with both formal training as well as numerous years of firsthand experience in air charter transportation.