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VIDEO: Single-engine plane catches fire and crashes at Nevada Reno Air Race, pilot killed

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The Aero L-29 Delhun reportedly crashed behind a residential area in Reno around 3:45 pm local time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The reason for the fatal crash is currently unknown.

The pilot died after the plane crashed and caught fire during the Reno Air Race in Nevada, USA on Sunday.

All other pilots were forced to land three laps into the Jet Gold race due to a “fatal accident”, according to race director Fred Telling. local news outlets.

The pilot was the sole casualty of the accident. The identity of the pilot has not yet been revealed.

The horrific incident was caught on camera during a live webcast of the race on YouTube, where the jet was seen crashing and bursting into flames.

The event was called off by race officials shouting “red flags, red flags”.

The incident reportedly occurred near a pylon used to define flight paths.

After 4 p.m. local time, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office murmured It corresponded to a crash that was discovered about two miles north of the racetrack at 13945 Red Rock Road, after which one fatality was confirmed in the crash.

A jet model originally created for military training crashed on the third lap of the final or “gold” race of the jet class.

The organizers and the “September family” of pilots and event attendees said they “expressed their condolences to the pilot’s family and friends.” NBC news.

This year, the annual event, held at Renostead Airport and called the 2022 National Championship Air Race and Air Show, will feature exhibits of biplanes, vintage WWII fighters, jet competition classes, and both. is included. Historical and modern military aircraft.



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