Planes Scrape Each Other Mid-Air at Bengaluru Show, Nobody Injured

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The acrobatic fliers performed in Bangalore two years ago as well.

Bengaluru: 

Two planes scraped each other today during a stunts display at the Aero India show in Bengaluru. The planes from the Flying Bulls team landed safely, though one was heavily damaged.

A woman pilot, Radka Machov, is the leader of the four-member team from the Czech Republic. The acrobatic fliers performed in Bengaluru two years ago as well.

Ahead of the air show, 65-year-old Machov had told NDTV, "I have to fly very fast but also take into consideration my colleagues."

The aircraft were part of the aerobatic displays that are usually a highlight of the aviation exhibition and air show, which is held once every years and will be open to the public over the weekend.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the star guest at the opening ceremony yesterday and vowed in his speech to end India's status as the world's top defence importers.

The exhibition is organized by the Defence Ministry. Manufacturers  from across the world meet potential buyers.

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