Small plane crashes at Indonesian air show, killing 2 aboard; no one on ground hurt

Associated Press

BANDUNG, Indonesia - A small plane has crashed during an air show in Indonesia, killing two pilots. No one on the ground was injured.

Col. Umar Sugeng Hariyono, an air force base chief, says the accident occurred Saturday on the second day of an air show celebrating the 202nd anniversary of Bandung, the capital of West Java province, about 120 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of Jakarta.

He says the pilot and co-pilot — both Indonesians — aboard the single-engine aircraft died instantly.

Jeffry Adrian, a pilot at the scene, says the Swiss-made AS 202 Bravo was apparently flying too low during its aerobatic manoeuvring, spinning out of control and then crashing into an empty building.

Local television footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing from the wreckage as the plane burst into flames.

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