Pilot killed in light plane crash at Swiss air show

Pilot killed in light plane crash at Swiss air show
Police photos showed debris from the two aircraft scattered in the hillside village of Dittingen.
PHOTO: AFP

ZURICH - Two light planes collided in flight at an air show in Dittingen, Switzerland, on Sunday, killing one of the pilots, police said.

The aircraft, in a German flying group of three planes, crashed at around 0915 GMT (5.15pm Singapore time), Basel-Landschaft police said in a statement.

One of the pilots, a 50-year-old man, was killed while the other escaped unharmed by parachute. The third aircraft was able to land safely.

The cause of the accident is being investigated, police said.

Police photos showed debris from the two aircraft scattered in the hillside village of Dittingen.

At least seven people died when a jet aircraft ploughed into several cars on a busy road near an air show in southern England on Saturday.

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