Colombia airmen plunge to death wrapped in flag during stunt
The country's defence ministry is investigating the cause of the tragedy
Two members of Colombia's air force plunged to their deaths wrapped in their nation's flag when a cable hanging from a helicopter snapped while they were performing a mid-air stunt on Sunday.
The accident happened during a parade to mark the traditional Medellin Flower Fair. The city's airport was immediately closed after the accident.
Videos on social media show the two airmen fall to their death.
Moments earlier, they had been clinging to a metal cable and waving to the crowd below while carrying a giant Colombian flag.
Colombia's defence Ministry said it was investigating the cause of the tragedy.
Updated: August 12, 2019 10:29 AM