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Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash (video)

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  • A fiery piece of an L-39 jet catapults away from the main fireball Saturday after it crashed during the Quad-City Air Show in Mt. Joy, Iowa.

    AP

    A fiery piece of an L-39 jet catapults away from the main fireball Saturday after it crashed during the Quad-City Air Show in Mt. Joy, Iowa.

  • Emergency crews look over the scene after an L-39 jet crashed killing the pilot during the Quad-City Air Show in Mt. Joy, Iowa,  on Saturday.

    AP

    Emergency crews look over the scene after an L-39 jet crashed killing the pilot during the Quad-City Air Show in Mt. Joy, Iowa, on Saturday.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa.
The Quad-City Times reported (http://bit.ly/NFUpfE) that Glenn A. Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was the pilot killed in the crash.
Smith was CEO of the Warbird Educational Foundation that owned the Soviet-era jet he was flying.
The crash Saturday created a fireball when Smith's plane failed to pull out of a 45-degree bank and crashed into a field. No one else was hurt. Federal officials are investigating.
Smith was part of the HopperFlight jet team that was performing at the Quad-City Air Show in Davenport.
A squadron of planes flew over the crash site Sunday in the "missing man" formation before the air show continued.
Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com
Story tags » Plane crash

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