Looping plane collides with family in car

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Looping plane collides with family in car

Published: 13 Jul 09 08:24 CET
The Local EXCERPT:


A spectacular collision between a low-flying sport airplane and a car left five people injured in Bavaria on Sunday, saved from death by what police called “a few guardian angels.”


The 45-year-old biplane pilot had reportedly been looping the plan near an airfield in Groostheim when he dove so low that he skimmed a field of grain. At the last moment he tried to bring the plane up but instead hit a car driving on the airfield road, police said.
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Three passengers in the car &#8211; a married couple and their 10-year-old daughter &#8211; also suffered only minor injuries. A passing biker who witnessed the accident was treated for shock, fire fighters reported.
 

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This is tragic indeed... yet I ponder upon the use of the word "spectacular" in the description of the collision between the two vehicles. The word itself lends to a more positive "aww cool!" type of reaction or description rather than what it really was... horrific.
The writer was seemingly trying to grab the reader by the throat.
 
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