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Three die as planes collide in Austria

There people were killed and a pilot was badly injured when two small planes collided on Sunday in an Austrian town.

world Updated: Aug 30, 2011 11:32 IST

There people were killed and a pilot was badly injured when two small planes collided on Sunday in an Austrian town.

The accident occurred in Salzburg, a western state of Austria, Xinhua reported.

According to the Austrian Press Agency (APA), the collision occurred some 250 metres from the runway at a height of 40 to 50 metres above the ground at the airfield of Zell am See town.

One of the aircraft was coming from Innsbruck, a western city of Austria while the other was coming from Bavaria, a southern state of Germany.