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Pilot Dies In Fiery Jet Crash During Reno Air Races In US


Pilot dies in fire jet crash during Reno flight in US

The pilot’s name has yet to be released to the public.

A pilot was killed when their plane crashed in a fiery crash during an annual air race in Nevada, USA, on Sunday. The terrifying moment was captured on camera. A video shared on YouTube shows the plane hitting the ground and exploding into a ball of fire before bouncing several times and stopping.

Watch the video below:

Follow New York Post, the incident took place during the championship round on the last day of Reno Air Races. The plane crashed during the third lap of the Jet Glod Race, forcing all the other pilots to land.

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Officials have yet to release the name of the pilot who died. However, they offer their condolences to the family and spectators who witnessed the horrific collision.

Separately, according to The IndependentRace President Fred Telling announced that a detailed investigation will now be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“As you can appreciate, at this point, there’s really very little concrete data that we can provide,” Mr. Telling said. “However, we can confirm that during the Jet Gold race in the third lap, there was a fatal accident in the out-of-five column today,” he added.

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The race president said no other aircraft were involved and no one was injured. The remaining events for the last day were canceled shortly after the incident.

Reno Air Races are held every year in September at Reno Stead Airport in Nevada. The event features competitions between different types of aircraft such as biplanes and jet planes.



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