Two pilots were killed Sunday during the final National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, marking a tragic end to the conclusion of an annual event that has been held for nearly 60 years.
The pilots were killed after their planes crashed during the conclusion of the T-6 Gold Race at the National Championship Air Races at the Reno Stead Airport.
The annual races have been held almost every year since 1964. (CREDIT: KRXI)
A single-engine North American T-6G and a single-engine North American AT-6B collided in midair around 2:45 p.m. local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The pilots crashed some time between 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. (CREDIT: KRXI)
Only the pilots were on board both aircraft, the FAA said. The agency and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash.
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The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) and the T-6 class president are working to notify next of kin. No civilians were injured in the crash.
The pilots’ identities are being withheld. (CREDIT: KRXI)
RARA said it has suspended all racing operations as it coordinates with investigating agencies to determine the cause of the crash.
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Sunday marked the last day of the final National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport. The annual event has been held consistently in Reno, Nevada since 1964.
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