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Watch: Two planes collide mid-air during an air show in Portugal



NEW DELHI: A pilot was killed while another was injured after two small planes collided mid-air during an air show at Beja Airport in southern Portugal on Sunday, according to the air force. The incident occurred during a performance involving six aircraft.
The air show, which brings together dozens of military planes and helicopters, was interrupted following the incident.

“The air force regrets to announce that at 4:05 pm (1505 GMT), at the Beja Air Show, two planes were the victim of an accident during an aerial demonstration,” it said in a short statement.
According to witnesses, the accident involved aircraft from the YAK STARS aerobatic patrol, described by the Air Force in the event program as the “largest civilian aerobatic display team in southern Europe.”





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