The catastrophe has resulted in the cancellation of the air show. The National Transportation Safety Board of America’s Federal Aviation Administration has started investigating the accident.
Two planes collided during the National Championship Air Races and Air Show being held in Reno, Nevada in America on Sunday. Because of how violently the planes collided, their components were spread over 1.5 kilometers. The disaster claimed the lives of both pilots. Two planes collided while landing at the end of the T-6 Gold Race at around 2.15 p.m. on Sunday, according to a statement from the Reno Air Racing Association. The accident has resulted in the verified deaths of both pilots.
Air show canceled after accident
Nick Mackey and Chris Rushing were the pilots who perished in the crash. According to the statement, both pilots had exceptional flying skills and won gold medals in the T-6 class. Both pilots’ families have been notified. The catastrophe has resulted in the cancellation of the air show. The crash is being looked into by the American Federal Aviation Administration’s National Transportation Safety Board. The plane’s wreckage is the subject of an investigation. The accident’s cause is being sought after as part of the investigation.
Accidents have happened before at the Reno Air Show
Let us inform you that one of the most renowned air events in America, the Reno Air Show, has been running for the past 50 years. More than 10 lakh visitors have visited to view this air display in only the previous ten years. Notably, this aviation disaster is not the first to occur at the Reno Air Show. A pilot had also perished in a flying crash earlier in the year. In a terrible tragedy in 2011, a jet lost control and crashed into a crowd of people. There were 11 fatalities in this disaster.