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2 pilots killed after their planes collided upon landing at air races in Reno, Nevada

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Two Pilots Perish Following Mid-Air Collision During Landing at Reno Air Race Event

Two pilots lost their lives as their aircraft collided while landing during an air racing competition in Reno this past Sunday, as confirmed by local authorities.

Representatives from the Reno Air Racing Association stated that the fatal incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time, marking the tragic end to the T-6 Gold race event.

Further information is currently pending, including the identities of the deceased pilots, which have yet to be publicly disclosed.

The board of directors for the Reno Air Racing Association, along with the president of the T-6 racing class, are in the process of informing the families of the deceased pilots concerning the unfortunate accident. The incident took place on the concluding day of the National Championship Air Races held in Reno.

Officials have reported no additional injuries associated with the event.

Investigations are underway, with the Reno Air Racing Association actively collaborating with the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and relevant local authorities to determine the root cause of the tragic accident.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Reno air racing collision

What happened during the Reno air racing event?

Two pilots lost their lives in a mid-air collision while landing at an air racing competition in Reno on a Sunday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. during the T-6 Gold race.

Who are the authorities involved in the investigation?

The Reno Air Racing Association is working in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and local authorities to identify the cause of the accident.

Have the names of the deceased pilots been released?

As of the information currently available, the identities of the deceased pilots have not been publicly disclosed.

Were there any other reported injuries?

According to officials, there have been no additional injuries reported in connection with the incident.

What steps are being taken to notify the families of the deceased pilots?

The board of directors for the Reno Air Racing Association, along with the president of the T-6 racing class, are in the process of informing the families about the unfortunate accident.

When did the incident take place?

The fatal collision occurred during the final day of the National Championship Air Races held in Reno at around 2:15 p.m. local time.

Is this the first time such an incident has occurred at the Reno Air Races?

The text does not provide information regarding past incidents at the Reno Air Races. Investigations are currently underway to determine the specifics of this tragic event.

More about Reno air racing collision

  • Official Statement from Reno Air Racing Association
  • National Transportation Safety Board Investigation Report
  • Federal Aviation Administration Incident Overview
  • Local Authorities’ Press Release
  • National Championship Air Races Event Information
  • Historical Incidents at Reno Air Races
  • T-6 Gold Race Overview

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5 comments

JaneSmith September 18, 2023 - 6:02 am

does anyone know if they’ve had accidents like this before at Reno air races? Such a sad day.

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SaraT September 18, 2023 - 9:41 am

Awful to hear, prayers going out to everyone involved, especially the families of the pilots.

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AlexM September 18, 2023 - 5:20 pm

cant believe this happened at such a major event. Hope they get to the bottom of this soon.

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MikeH September 18, 2023 - 11:07 pm

Wow, I was actually thinkin of going this year. Definitely puts things in perspective. Safety should always come first.

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JohnDoe September 19, 2023 - 12:57 am

Man, this is tragic news. Those pilots put their lives on the line for sport and passion. Condolences to the families 🙁

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