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Shocking moment plane smashes into an antenna before crash-landing

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Shocking moment plane smashes into an antenna before crash-landing at an airshow in Argentina, leaving two spectators in hospital after they were hit by debris

  • Incident happened during festival Bragado Vuela in Bragado City, Buenos Aires
  • Pilot was doing stunts and flying low and close to people there before crash
  • He hit an antenna with right wing and had to make an emergency landing
  • Was uninjured but four spectators suffered minor injuries with two taken to hospital 

This is the shocking moment a plane smashed into an antenna and crash-landed at an airshow in Argentina, leaving two spectators in hospital after they were hit by debris.

The incident happened during the festival Bragado Vuela in Bragado City, Buenos Aires, on the afternoon of November 5. 

In the airshow, the pilot, from Nuevo de Julio, who works for Aerolineas Argentinas, was doing stunts.

The right wing of the DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft flew low before its right wing hit the antenna. 

The pilot had to make an emergency landing while a portion of the antenna also broke and fell to the ground.  

The crash left the pilot unharmed, but four spectators were wounded by debris and suffered minor injuries.

Two of the injured were treated at the scene, while the other two spectators were taken to hospital, reported Bragado informs. 

Moments before the crash, spectators became concerned as the pilot was flying a few metres above the ground.

They were shocked as the plane was very close to the people in the crowd.

The right wing of the DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft flew low before its right wing hit the antenna. The pilot had to make an emergency landing while a portion of the antenna also broke and fell to the ground

The crash left the pilot unharmed, but four spectators were wounded by debris and suffered minor injuries

The crash left the pilot unharmed, but four spectators were wounded by debris and suffered minor injuries

After the smash, the wing of the plane was severely damaged and coming loose from the root

After the smash, the wing of the plane was severely damaged and coming loose from the root

Pictured: The plane comes down in the middle of the stunt show in Argentina

Pictured: The plane comes down in the middle of the stunt show in Argentina 

The broken wing after the crash

Damage to the plane afterwards

When the situation was resolved, the event organiser authorised the show to carry on and it continued for several more hours

After the smash, the wing of the plane was severely damaged and coming loose from the root.

When the situation was resolved, the event organiser authorised the show to carry on and it continued for several more hours.  

The Transportation Safety Board of Argentina’s Ministry of Transport said in a statement that it will be investigating the accident. 

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