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At least two dead after two planes crash in mid-air at airport in Germany

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AT  least two people are dead after two small planes collided over an airfield in Germany today. The fatal collision occurred above Schwäbisch Hall in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Initial reports said the aircraft – a hobby aircraft and an microlight plane – were trying to land when they smashed into each other. “They […]

AT  least two people are dead after two small planes collided over an airfield in Germany today.

The fatal collision occurred above Schwäbisch Hall in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg.

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The crash site was around four miles from the local airport[/caption]

Initial reports said the aircraft – a hobby aircraft and an microlight plane – were trying to land when they smashed into each other.

“They were on the approach, more I can’t say yet,” declared a police spokesman.

Apparently the pilot of the single engined aircraft was blinded by bright sunlight on his approach and crashed into the microlight machine.  The dead are both pilots.

The microlight erupted into a fireball that was extinguished on the ground by the fire brigade.

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The fatal collision happened near Schwäbisch Hall airfield[/caption]

The crash site was around four miles from the local airport and was sealed off by police while federal aviation authority experts probe the crash.

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