Two military planes collide in Venezuela: officials
Newsletter Subscription


Friday, August 22, 2014


Two military planes collide in Venezuela: officials

Two Venezuelan military planes collided during a demonstration Thursday, killing a pilot who steered his stricken turboprop plane away from populated areas, the government said.

Two other aviators ejected safely from their OV-10 Bronco aircraft and were not injured in the mishap, which occurred at the Palo Negro air base in the north central state of Aragua, said Defense Minister Diego Molero.


Molero said the pilot of the other plane, Major Jose Rafael Marin a flight instructor, directed his OV-10 Bronco to an unpopulated area in a heroic act to avert a "worse tragedy."

Officials said the two planes were rehearsing for an aerial display when they collided.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

© 2012 AFP

Source : AFP

Published on ASDNews: Nov 23, 2012

 

International Fighter conference

Nov 18 - 20, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


MEDEVAC 2014 Conference

Oct 29 - 30, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


© 2004-2014 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs