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Official: 7 people die after midair crash of 2 planes in western Slovakia

  • The burning debries  of a light aircraft photographed  near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair  over western Slovakia, killing several people, officials said. Slovak media reported more than a dozen other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes. ( Radovan Stoklasa /TASR via AP)

    The burning debries of a light aircraft photographed near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair over western Slovakia, killing several people, officials said. Slovak media reported more than a dozen other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes. ( Radovan Stoklasa /TASR via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A part of the light aircraft that crashed near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair  over western Slovakia, killing several people, officials said. Slovak media reported more than a dozen other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes. ( Radovan Stoklasa /TASR via AP)

    A part of the light aircraft that crashed near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair over western Slovakia, killing several people, officials said. Slovak media reported more than a dozen other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes. ( Radovan Stoklasa /TASR via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers stand next to the  body of a skydiver who was killed in a plane  crash near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia,Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair over western Slovakia, killing several people,officials said.Slovak media reported more than a dozen other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes. ( Radovan Stoklasa /TASR via AP)

    Rescuers stand next to the body of a skydiver who was killed in a plane crash near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia,Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair over western Slovakia, killing several people,officials said.Slovak media reported more than a dozen other parachutists missing and an aviation official said some reportedly survived by jumping out with their parachutes. ( Radovan Stoklasa /TASR via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Slovakian official says two planes have collided in the air over western Slovakia, killing seven people.

Zuzana Farkasova, a spokeswoman for the Slovak firefighters, says the accident took place Thursday about 0830 GMT (2:30 a.m. EDT) near the village of Cerveny Kamen. She could not immediately say how many people were on board each of the planes or what types of planes had crashed.

The Slovak TA3 news television says two unspecified sports planes have crashed.