Pilot dies in fiery jet crash during US Reno Air Races


The pilot’s name has not yet been released to the public.

A pilot was killed on Sunday when their plane crashed into a fiery crash at an annual air race competition in Nevada, US. The horrifying moment was caught on camera. A video shared on YouTube showed the plane hitting the ground and exploding into a fireball before bouncing several times and coming to a stop.

Watch the video below:

According to the New York Post, the incident occurred during the championship round on the final day of the Reno Air Races. The plane slammed shut during the third lap of the Jet Glod Race, forcing all other pilots to the ground.

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Officials have not yet released the name of the deceased pilot. However, they expressed their condolences to their families and onlookers who witnessed the terrifying crash.

Separately, as per UKTNRace chairman Fred Telling said a detailed investigation will now be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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“As you can understand, there’s actually very little specific data we can provide at this point,” Mr Telling said. “However, we can confirm that there was a fatal accident at outer pylon five during today’s Jet Gold Race on lap three,” he added.

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No other aircraft were involved and no one was injured, the race chairman said. The rest of the events on the final day were canceled shortly after the incident.

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The Reno Air Races are held annually in September at Nevada’s Reno Stead Airport. The event features competitions between different classes of aircraft, such as biplanes and jets.



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