Hello Here you will read Reno Air Race Disaster Claims Lives of Two Pilots in Fatal Crash. During an air racing event in Reno, Nevada, tragedy struck as two experienced pilots lost their lives on a Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. local time and was classified as a ‘landing accident’ following the T-6 Gold Race, a part of the National Championship Air Races, according to the Reno Air Racing Association.
Reno Air Race Disaster Claims Lives of Two Pilots in Fatal Crash :-
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that the aircraft involved in the incident collided mid-air. Subsequently, the wreckage of the planes ended up approximately half a mile apart, as reported by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The two pilots, Nick Macy and Chris Rushing, were identified by the air racing association. Both were esteemed aviators and held the prestigious title of ‘Gold Winners in the T-6 Class.’
The T-6 aircraft is a single-engine propeller plane utilized for training purposes by both the U.S. Air Force and Navy, as confirmed by the Air Force. This tragic event has left the aviation community deeply saddened by the loss of these two accomplished pilots.”
Heartfelt Tribute to Fallen Pilots as Reno Air Races Cancel Remainder of Event :-
The remaining races scheduled for the event had to be canceled following the tragic crash.
Fred Telling, who serves as the chairman of the Reno Air Racing Association and as the president of the T-6 class, expressed his deep grief in a statement, saying, “Today, I am completely devastated, and my heart is heavy. These two pilots were not just an indispensable part of the National Championship Air Race community; they were like family to me.”