7 Die in Midair Crash of 2 Parachute Planes Over Slovakia

August 20, 2015 11:14 AM

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PRAGUE — Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair Thursday over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. Slovak media reported 15 other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes.

The crash took place Thursday morning about 0720 GMT (2:20 a.m. EDT) near the village of Cerveny Kamen, said Zuzana Farkasova, a spokeswoman for the Slovak firefighters. Rescue workers were using helicopters to reach the crash site, in the White Carpathians mountain range that forms the border with ...

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