Two Colombian airmen killed during stunt

Two Colombian airmen have been killed during a stunt, while wrapped in their nation's flag.
Two Colombian airmen have been killed during a stunt, while wrapped in their nation's flag.

Two members of Colombia's air force have 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.

The accident happened on Sunday during a parade to mark the traditional Medellin Flower Fair.

The city's airport was immediately closed in the aftermath of the accident.

Videos circulating on social media show the moment when the two airmen fall to their deaths.

Moments earlier they had been clinging to a metal cable and waving to the crowd below while carrying a giant Colombian flag through the air.

Colombia's Defence Ministry said it is investigating.

Australian Associated Press