One particular person was killed when a aircraft went down in a fiery crash throughout a race at an annual air race competitors in Nevada Sunday afternoon.
The only-engine aircraft crashed onto the sphere and erupted in flames in the course of the championship spherical on the ultimate day of the Reno Air Races, in line with officers and video from the scene.
The aircraft slammed down round 3:45 p.m. native time on lap three of six in the course of the Jet Gold Race on outer pylon 5, Reno Air Racing Affiliation CEO and president Fred Telling mentioned at a press convention recorded by KRNV.
Officers didn’t launch the identify of the pilot who died however expressed their condolences to their household and spectators who witnessed the crash.
A livestream of the air races captured the second of the lethal crash and the stream went lifeless moments later. The video has since been faraway from the Reno Air Races’ YouTube web page.
No different planes have been concerned and nobody else was injured, Telling mentioned.
The remainder of the day’s occasions have been cancelled following the deadly crash.bigbigblue100
The remainder of the occasions on the ultimate day of the air races have been canceled.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board are investigating the crash.