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Small Planes Collide at Poland Air Show, Killing 2
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Two planes from the Zelazny aerobatics team crash at the Radom Air Show at an airport in Radom, about 100 km (62 miles) from Warsaw, September 1, 2007. Two pilots were killed performing aerial acrobatics at an air show in Poland on Saturday when their aircraft collided in front of thousands of spectators. A Reuters photographer at the scene said the collision occurred after a three-plane formation fanned out and two of the aircraft slammed into each other as they attempted to re-converge.

Two small planes collided during an acrobatic display at an air show in central Poland on Saturday, killing both pilots, authorities said.

Footage broadcast on TVN24 television showed the two small red planes slamming into each other and bursting into fragments at the Radom Air Show.

Both pilots died in the crash, Polish Air Force spokesman Maj. Wieslaw Grzegorzewski said.

There were no reports of injuries among those on the ground; the television footage showed the collision happening well away from the crowd.

Recovery efforts were under way, and all events planned for Sunday were canceled, Grzegorzewski said.

(China Daily September 2, 2007)

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