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One killed, two injured in Budapest air show crash

A 60-year-old man was killed and two others injured on Saturday when a light aircraft crashed amid sudden high winds at an airshow in Hungary.

world Updated: Jul 19, 2009 07:55 IST
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A 60-year-old man was killed and two others injured on Saturday when a light aircraft crashed amid sudden high winds at an airshow here in Hungary.

The victim was a member of security staff at the Dunakeszi airstrip, five kilometres north of the Hungarian capital.

The 30-year-old pilot of the Zlin 142 aircraft was seriously injured, but in stable condition on the evening of the accident.

A child, who was among the spectators at the show, was also helicoptered to hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses said the pilot was attempting a final loop at the end of the show when the accident happened, the MTI news agency reported.

Storms and torrential rain lashed Hungary on Saturday after a week-long heatwave, leading to at least eight fatalities and causing power blackouts in several parts of the capital.