Two military planes collide mid-air in Colombia

Two Colombian Air Force T-27 Tucano planes collided mid-air during a training flight near Apiay Air Base on Sunday, the military said.

According to a statement released by the Air Force, one pilot, a lieutenant colonel, has died.

“An inspection commission was sent to the scene of the incident in order to determine the causes [of the collision],” it said.

A video uploaded to social media supposedly shows the moment of the incident. Several aircraft are seen flying close to each other, and at one point, a wing of one of the planes bursts into bright flames.

The pilots were reportedly practicing for a July 20 airshow in the city of Rionegro. The T-27 is a version of the Embraer 312 Tucano turboprop light attack aircraft.

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