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9 skydivers survive fiery plane collision, share story with NBC's TODAY

By Scott Stump, NBC News | Posted - Nov. 5, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.

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NEW YORK CITY — Nine skydivers made an incredible safe return to earth after a terrifying collision between two planes that caused one aircraft to burst into flames.

On TODAY Tuesday, as the exclusive footage of their harrowing ordeal played in Studio 1A, they told Matt Lauer the disaster has not deterred them: They'll jump again.

The fiery scene, which unfolded 12,000 feet in the air above Wisconsin Saturday evening, was captured on five helmet cameras worn by the divers as they were flung into the air.

The footage, licensed exclusively by NBC News, shows the jumpers landing on the ground, one by one, shaken and emotional but uninjured, and hopping into a truck to gather up the others.

To read more about their harrowing ordeal, visit /

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