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Aero India Show: Stunt planes collide in mid-air, pilots safe

The aircraft were part of a three-plane formation and collided while attempting an inverted loop.

AeroIndia2015, Aero show india, India Aero show, Aero Show Bangalore, Aero show plane collision, Red bull plane collision Red bull aircrafts collided with each other while performing during the second day of the AERO India 2015 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Two pilots of Red Bulls aerobatic team on Thursday had a miraculous escape after the wings of their aircraft touched each other mid-air while doing stunts.

Two Red Bull stunt aircraft collided in mid-air while performing at the Aero India defence expo in Bengaluru. The aircraft were part of a three-plane formation and collided while attempting an inverted loop.

The aircraft landed safely but with their wings damaged. “Flying Bulls” from the Czech Republic were in middle of their stunt when this accident took place.

A technician of red bull aerobatic team inspects the wing of the aircraft after its clash with the other the aircraft while performing. (Source: PTI) A technician of red bull aerobatic team inspects the wing of the aircraft after its clash with the other the aircraft while performing. (Source: PTI)

“Both pilots are safe. A precautionary foreign object removal (parade) was carried out on the runway following the accident. The airshow resumed after the precautionary check,” IAF spokesperson S S Birdi said.

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The team had performed in earlier editions of the Aero India in 2011 and in 2013.

First published on: 19-02-2015 at 05:45:52 pm
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