A pilot was killed when a jet crashed throughout an air race in Reno, Nevada, Sunday September 18, 2022, afternoon.
Video posted to social media confirmed a number of jets in flight, with spectators trying on from beneath, simply previous to the crash through the Reno Air Races. Footage confirmed smoke from the wreckage after the aircraft went down.
Fred Telling, chairman and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association, confirmed the pilot’s demise in a information briefing Thursday night.
“We can confirm that during the jet gold race on the third lap, there was a fatal accident on outer pylon five today,” Telling stated.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will examine, Telling added.
All different jets that have been in the air on the time landed safely, and no different pilots have been damage, the racing affiliation later tweeted, including that “all race operations for 2022 have been suspended.”
The deceased pilot’s identify was not launched. The kind of jet that crash was additionally not instantly confirmed.
The Reno Air Races, often known as the STIHL National Championship Air Races, have been being held over 4 days, with Sunday being the ultimate day of competitors. According to the racing affiliation, the occasion included 152 planes and 156 pilots.