KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two single-engine biplanes collided during acrobatic maneuvers at an air show Sunday and crashed in flames, killing both pilots.
The planes fell to the ground in a field about 1,000 yards from the nearly 5,000 spectators, and no one on the ground was injured, said Deputy Police Chief Ren Taylor.
The four planes of the Red Baron Stearman Squadron were winding up their performance at the Kissimmee Air Show of the Stars when two of the planes collided at an altitude of about 1,500 feet, Taylor said.
The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. as the second day of the air show was getting under way.
The weather was far from ideal for the air show. The airport was getting steady 25-mph wind with gusts to 30 mph under low clouds, witnesses said.