June 2, 1996 in Nation/World

Air Show Collision Leaves Four Dead

Compiled From Wire Services

Two biplanes performing at an air show clipped wings while coming in to land and collided Saturday, killing all four people aboard.

The planes were performing in clear, sunny weather at the Bartlesville Biplane Exposition before colliding and falling to the earth, witnesses said. No on the ground was hurt.

Both planes spiraled to the ground about a quarter-mile from the runway. One plane slammed into a creek bed and a grove of trees and caught fire, and the other nose-dived into the ground, missing a house by about 50 yards, authorities said.

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