Planes carrying parachutists collide, crash in Slovakia
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The crash site nearis hard to access; rescuers are using helicopters. Investigators believe some passengers survived by jumping from one of the aircraft, which are believed to be twin-engined . An eyewitness told he saw people leaping from one aircraft as it went down.
The parachutists were practising over the, the mountains that form the Slovak-Czech border, for an upcoming airshow in this weekend. Health Minister and Interior Minister visited the site.
The aircraft collided at around 8:30a.m. at a height of around 5,000(1,500 ). Photos of the scene show scattered wreckage, some of it aflame.
- Adam Withnall. "Slovakia plane crash: Parachutists survive fatal mid-air collision by jumping from aircraft" — , August 20, 2015
- Adam Withnall. "Slovakia plane crash: Two aircraft in fatal mid-air collision near Czech border" — , August 20, 2015
- AP. "Two planes carrying parachutists collide over Slovakia" — , August 20, 2015