Planes Collide in Fiery Crash During Practice for Malaysia Air Show

Video shows flames pouring from one of the planes.

ByDAN GOOD and BEN GITTLESON
March 15, 2015, 5:07 AM
PHOTO: Two planes with an Indonesian aerobatics team collided while practicing for an airshow in Malaysia on March 15 2015.
Two planes with an Indonesian aerobatics team collided while practicing for an airshow in Malaysia on March 15 2015.
Oliver Santa

— -- Two planes with an Indonesian aerobatics team collided while practicing for an airshow in Malaysia on Sunday, sparking a fire and injuring the pilots involved, according to reports.

The crash happened during a practice run for the Langkawi international Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition. The pilots, part of Indonesia’s Jupiter aerobatics team, are safe but sustained various injuries, the New Straits Times reports.

PHOTO: Flames and smoke can be seen following a plane crash during a practice run for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition, March 16, 2016.
Flames and smoke can be seen following a plane crash during a practice run for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition, March 16, 2016.
The Malaysian Insider

Video taken by onlookers shows the planes approaching and clipping each other – then flames pouring from one as it streams toward the ground. As the plane loses altitude, a pilot’s parachute can be seen deployed.

PHOTO: A plane from Indonesia's Jupiter aerobatics team can be seen after crashing during a practice run for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition, March 16, 2016.
A plane from Indonesia's Jupiter aerobatics team can be seen after crashing during a practice run for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition, March 16, 2016.
The Malaysian Insider

The New Straits Times reports that the four pilots injured in the crash were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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