Plane crash during air show kills pilot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Plane crash during air show kills pilot

An investigation is underway after a deadly plane crash claimed the life of a pilot in front of thousands of people at an air show in Florida.

Witnesses said two of the pilots went into a loop, but one of them never leveled off.

"They were doing some basic maneuvers, doing some loops and the plane just flew straight into the ground," witness Jay Gardner said. "Never changed direction, I guess the pilot was unconscious or something is what it looked like."

The plane the pilot was flying was called a Yak 52.

The plane was a Russian cold war trainer plane, single engine with a propeller, and was one of only four remaining in the U.S.

"Unfortunately some air shows there are crashes it's a tragic end to a beautiful day," Flagler County Spokesman Carl Laundrie said.

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