Planes collide mid-air in Slovakia show rehearsal, 7 killed

Planes collide mid-air in Slovakia show rehearsal, 7 killed
Debris of two sport planes seen near the village of Cerveny Kamen on August 20, 2015.
PHOTO: Reuters

BRATISLAVA - Two planes carrying civilian parachutists rehearsing for an air show collided in mid-air on Thursday in Slovakia, killing seven people, a spokeswoman for rescue services said.

She gave no further details.

Between 20 and 40 people were on board the two aircraft, and witnesses reported seeing some of them jumping with their parachutes open, the website of the daily Dennik N said.

The crash happened near the town of Ilava, 150 km north of the Slovak capital Bratislava.

More about

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDED CONTENT

SPONSORED CONTENT

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.