RENO, Nev.– Authorities have actually launched the names of 2 California pilots who passed away over the weekend in an accident throughout an air racing occasion in Reno.
Authorities recognized the victims as Chris Rushing of Thousand Oaks and Nick Macy of Tulelake.
The 2 aircrafts clashed at the end of the T-6 Gold race Sunday afternoon on the last day of the Championship game Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport, authorities stated.
Race authorities stated they are complying with the National Transport Security Board, the Federal Air travel Administration and regional authorities to figure out the reason for the deadly crash.
” It wasn’t a racing mishap. It was certainly a post-race landing mishap,” Reno Air Racing Association CEO Fred Telling stated. “All of us wonder of how this happened.”
Informing explained Hurrying and Macy as experienced, skilled pilots who had actually simply completed in the leading 2 areas in the T-6 Gold race.
Hurrying was the safeguarding champ in the race. He was committed to promoting the history of the World War II-era AT-6 Texan fitness instructor aircraft as head of a non-profit company in Van Nuys, California, The Orange County Register reported.
The crash spoiled the last year of the Championship game Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport after almost 6 years.
The occasion needs to discover a brand-new place due to the fact that of increased advancement around the airport and other issues, organizers stated.