BOULDER, Colorado — An airplane towing a glider and
another plane collided in Colorado, sending the two planes crashing
into the ground and killing at least three people Saturday, authorities
One of the aircraft clipped the towline of the plane that
was pulling the glider, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman
Laura Brown said. The glider apparently disconnected and landed safely
a short time later, according to the FAA.
An amateur video shot at the scene showed a plane tumbling to the ground trailing thick, black smoke and a parachute.
witness, Christian Sterner, said he saw two big balls of flames,
including one attached to a parachute that then fell slowly to the