The air pilot involved in Sunday's mid-air crash at Talkeetna Airport told supervisors he didn't know he'd "merged" with another plane until he landed and opened his door.
Go to the article and read the whole story. The details are still sketchy, but it seems - in this VERY early stage of investigation - that the smaller plane (with student pilot) either took off, or was landing, directly underneath the air taxi as the latter was landing, too. The larger craft could have literally landed on top of the other plane without ever knowing it was there.
Could have. "Appears". I'm awaiting the NTSB results on this one, but have to admit the taxi pilot's version seems suspect. On the other hand, I am NOT an expert, and will gladly defer to anyone with the knowledge of how such things work.
Your thoughts, Old NFO? Brigid? Bueller?