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Swiss airshow crash: Planes collide at Dittingen

A small plane on the ground at the scene of a crash in Dittingen, Switzerland, 23 August 2015. Image copyright EPA

At least one person has been killed after two small planes collided in mid-air during an airshow in northern Switzerland, police say.

The accident occurred at 11:30 (09:30 GMT) at Dittingen, near Basel.

Swiss media say one of the pilots managed to escape by parachute.

The Swiss accident comes a day after 11 people died and several were injured when a military jet participating in an airshow in the UK crashed onto a busy road in the south of the country.

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Image caption One of the pilots managed to parachute to safety
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Media captionInvestigators are at the scene of the air crash

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