Surreal Video: Plane Crashes During Airshow; Pilot Dead

  • by: Perry Sanders III

The pilot was from the Augusta area, airport director Mario Evans said at a media briefing. His identity was not released, pending notification of next of kin. However, Channel 2 Action News reported that his name is Greg Connell.

It was the first accident in the air show's 30-years-plus history, officials said.
Officials said they have no idea at this point what caused the crash. Evans said there was some wind, but said, "That's a normal day for us."

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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