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Collision Kills Air Show Pilots In Poland

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Two members of the Zelazny Aerobatic Squad were killed Saturday when their aircraft collided head during a performance at the Radom Air Show in Poland. No one on the ground was reported hurt. Photos showed the aircraft disintegrating on impact. The debris fell in a wooded area far from the audience, initial news reports said. Names of the pilots had not been released. The photo sequence shows the aircraft performing what appeared to be a three-way cross, with two aircraft flying head on toward each other and the third approaching from a 90 degree angle to the path of the other two. The collision involved one of the opposing aircraft and the one that was to cross at the 90-degree path. The rest of the weekend air show was cancelled.

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