Two pilots had been killed after their planes collided in the course of the Nationwide Championship Air Races and Air Present in Reno, Nevada area of the US, CNN reported. Reno Air Racing Affiliation officers say the planes collided on the conclusion of the T-6 Gold Race Sunday. The 2 pilots have been recognized as Nick Macy and Chris Dashing. The two planes, a single-engine North American T-6 G and a single-engine North American AT-6B collided as they had been within the technique of touchdown.
“It’s with nice sorrow that the Reno Air Racing Affiliation (RARA) broadcasts that round 2:15 p.m. this afternoon, on the conclusion of the T-6 Gold race, upon touchdown, two planes collided and it has been confirmed that each pilots are useless,” the Reno Air Racing Affiliation mentioned in a press release posted on Fb.
“Each expertly expert pilots and Gold winners within the T-6 Class, Macy piloted Six-Cat and Dashing flew Baron’s Revenge,” the up to date assertion mentioned.
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The RARA mentioned it’s within the technique of investigating what prompted the collision.
”Security is the foremost concern of RARA and we work year-round to host the most secure occasion potential. As we at all times do, we’re cooperating with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board, the FAA and all native authorities to establish the reason for the accident and make sure that all of our pilots, spectators and volunteers have the mandatory help throughout this time,” the put up additional learn.
All different racing operations have been suspended, organizers mentioned.
The occasion, which has been working for greater than 5 a long time, prides itself in being an ”establishment for northern Nevada and aviation fans from around the globe,” based on its web site.