Mon, May 15, 2006
Plane Goes Into Crowd
A married couple
attending an international model aircraft demonstration in southern
Hungary Saturday were killed when one of the planes, a model
Pitts biplane, suddenly crashed into the crowd.
Local news agency MTI reports the two were watching the show in
Ocseny, a town about 90 miles south of the capital of Budapest.
Emergency officials told MTI the couple was from the nearby city of
Szekszard. Four others injured in the accident were taken to a
It was the first time anyone in Hungary had been killed at a
model airplane show, one of the show's organizers stated.
Chairman of the Hungarian Modelling Federation Andor Harmath
told MTI he assumed the aircraft -- which was being controlled by
who MTI described as an "experienced German operator," according to
the Associated Press -- experienced interference in the signal
between its controller and the receiver on the plane.
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