2 planes collide at Swiss airshow, at least 1 killed

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Two planes have collided at an airshow in Dittingen in Switzerland’s Basel canton. Swiss police said one of the pilots was killed in the incident. The second one was reported to have ejected and parachuted to safety.

The incident happened during a formation aerobatics demonstration, local media said. One of the planes struck the other from above.

The planes involved in the crash are Ikarus C42s belonging to the German aerobatics Grasshoppers team, which includes three amateur pilots. The team is not to be confused with the Dutch Royal Air Force display team of the same name.

The death of the pilot was announced to the public at the show. After a minute of silence the remaining part of the airshow program was cancelled.

https://www.rt.com/news/313146-switzerland-airshow-plane-crash/

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source rt.com