The toll in the Ramstein air show disaster rose to 53 with the death of a West German man, officials said Tuesday.
Juergen Dietzen, spokesman for Rhineland-Palatinate state where the U.S. Air Force's Ramstein Air Base is located, identified the victim as a 53-year-old man from Baden-Wuerttemberg.Meanwhile, Rhineland-Palatinate state officials urged the federal government ban all air shows involving jet warplanes and halt North Atlantic Treaty Organization low-level training flights over all of West Germany.
"Bonn should adopt the necessary measures that would ban military jets at flight shows," said a state official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
"In addition, practice air battles over communities and (jet warplane) flights under 300 meters (984 feet) should be immediately stopped," the official said.
Dietzen said the breakdown for the Ramstein dead was: 46 Germans, two Americans, one each from France and the Netherlands, and the three Italian pilots whose collision precipitated the disaster.