The company that owned two small cargo planes that collided and burned on an airport taxiway blamed air traffic control Thursday for the accident.
Neither pilot was seriously hurt, despite a fireball that erupted Wednesday at General Mitchell International Airport when one of the twin-engine planes ruptured the other's wingtip fuel tank.
"Both aircraft were operating in controlled areas under explicit instructions of air traffic control," according to a statement by Freight Runners Express Inc. of Milwaukee.
Federal officials declined to respond, while investigators review the accident bewteen a Beech 99 and a Cessna 402.
Freight Runners takes cargo into Milwaukee to be shipped via United Parcel Service.
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