Planes flying the banners of two rival Dutch political parties experienced a harrowing mid-air collision over a beach in Wassenaar on Saturday.

The crash occurred when the light aircraft pulling an ad for the Christian Democrats got too close to the single-engine Cessna carrying members of the Socialist Party, causing the latter's landing gear to become embedded in the former's wing, fusing the two planes together.

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"It was tense and frightening," cameraman Eric Donk told Dutch News. "We were some 150 metres above the ground. I could have touched the other plane if I had wanted to."

Happily, the two planes managed to separate after several frightening seconds.

The CDA plane made an emergency landing on the beach, whereas the SP plane returned to Rotterdam airport. There were no injuries on either aircraft.

[H/T: MSN Now]