Show Planes Collide

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One pilot was killed and another was apparently able to land safely after a midair collision between two aircraft at an airshow in Germany on the weekend. Photos of the collision indicate the aircraft, which appear to be high-performance aerobatic types, came together while traveling in the same direction. The wing of one folded under and it crashed vertically, killing the pilot. It was the third fatal airshow crash in as many weeks in Germany.

Two weeks ago a female spectator was killed when she was hit by the prop of a Tiger Moth biplane that went out of control on takeoff and ran into the crowd at a small show near Nuremberg. Before that, a female hang glider pilot died at a show in Bavaria.