FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1988 file photo planes of an Italian aerobatics team collide over the U.S. Air Base Ramstein, Germany, before crashing into the crowd and killing 70 people. (AP Photo/Charles Daughty, File)

Families mark 30th anniversary of Ramstein air show disaster

August 28, 2018 - 3:13 am

BERLIN (AP) — Survivors and the families of those killed during a 1988 air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein are commemorating the 30th anniversary of the aviation disaster in Germany.

A religious ceremony was planned Tuesday to remember the 70 people who died when three Italian stunt planes collided on Aug. 28, 1988.

One of the planes crashed into a crowd of spectators, injuring more than 1,000 people. Hundreds of people at the show suffered life-changing burns.

Relatives and survivors will also be allowed to visit the normally off-limits air base.

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