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Planes collide in Switzerland, killing 1

One pilot died when two small planes collided in the air and crashed at an airshow in northern Switzerland on Sunday, police said. The two planes were part of a formation of three and they crashed around 11:15 a.m. (0915 GMT, 5:15 a.m. EDT) after they touched each other in the air, according to Meinrad Stoecklin, a spokesman for police in Basel-Landschaft. The automatic rescue system of the first plane didn't activate and the 50-year-old pilot, whose identity wasn't revealed, fatally crashed with his plane into a barn in the center of the village of Dittingen. Nobody else was hurt in the crash. The pilot of the second plane managed to escape by parachute and wasn't...