the plane exploded in mid-air
For a moment he was in mid-air , hanging far above ground, and that's when he made his move.
a mid-air collision
It was responsible for the mid-air collision last month between a cargo plane and a Russian airliner.
It should have been a flight to a new start in a new country - but it ended in jail after a drunken mid-air rampage.
A top transport official, speaking soon after the crash, ruled out a mid-air explosion.
The mid-air drama was not the first mishap to afflict the passengers.
Dazzling mid-air manoeuvres were a feature of some of the more dramatic otherworldly episodes.
The mid-air catch manoeuvre has been resurrected from the days of the Cold War.
However, as it turned out in practice the hastily drafted law leaves many problems hanging in mid-air .