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Portuguese Air Show Collision Kills One Pilot, Injures Another

Yak 52 Display Turns Fatal, But Still No Answers Yet A combined Spanish-Portuguese aerobatic demo team suffered a fatality at the Beja AirShow, when one of their aircraft clipped another during a performance. Apparently, the lost pilot was the only one to die, with the other making a landing without incident. The other pilot, also a Yakstars man, was taken to the hospital despite light injuries just to make sure everything turned out okay. In the end, they expect the case will be complete with only one fatality, making it a rarity for Continental Europe, but another somewhat high-profile reminder for summertime show runners. As always, the incident is under investigation there.

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