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Two die in plane crash at air show

Two people were killed when a plane crashed at an air show in Szekesfehervar, in central Hungary, on Sunday.

The circumstances of the accident are as yet unknown, the communications centre of the Szekesfehervar local council told MTI, adding that firefighters and ambulance crews were at the scene.

Organisers have suspended the show’s remaining events.

According to press reports, the plane, a Trojan aircraft, exploded when it hit the ground, killing both people on board.

Pal Gyorfi, the spokesman of the National Ambulance Service, told MTI that two people died on the spot in the accident and four people suffered burns.

Ambulance personnel on-site at the time of the accident started treating the injured and later on three rescue helicopters and several other ambulances arrived.

Three who were seriously injured — a girl, a woman and a man — were transported by helicopter to hospitals in Budapest and a boy with less serious injuries was taken to a hospital in Szekesfehervar by ambulance, Gyorfi said.

The Fejer County Police Headquarters said the plane had crashed next to a parked car, with the debris causing the vehicle to burn out. The pilot and the other person on board the aircraft both died at the scene, and three of the car’s passengers suffered severe burns, they confirmed on the website.

The thousands of visitors present at the air show have started leaving the show grounds in an organised manner, police said.

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