Second European Airshow Crash In Two Days Kills One Pilot
Two planes collided at a Swiss air show, killing one pilot. This is the second air show accident in less than a day.By Lexie Hammesfahr | August 23, 2015
One pilot is dead after two planes collided at a Swiss air show Sunday.
The pilots were performing a formation aerobatics demonstration as a part of the German Grasshoppers team when one plane struck the other from above. The other pilot was able to eject from the cockpit and parachute to safety.
It's important to note that this Grasshoppers team is different than the Dutch Royal Air Force team – which has the same name. This team included three amateur pilots.