The pilot and co-pilot onboard a small plane were killed Saturday after the plane crashed in Indonesia’s Bandung airport following a failed manoeuver during an air show, Air Force spokesman Agung Sasongko said here.
The plane, owned by the Indonesian Aerosport Federation, went down and exploded, the spokesman said.
“The crash took place when the plane was performing a show. The two people on board were killed,” Agung told Xinhua by phone.
The crash took place as the plane flew too low after conducting five loop manoeuvers in Bandung Air show, the Metro TV reported.
“The plane crashed when the pilots conducted flypass acrobatic flight from north to south direction of the runway. They lost height and crashed into an air force’s building located in the airport premises,” said Bambang S. Ervan, transportation ministry spokesperson.
The four-day event of Bandung Air Show began Sep 27.