Pilots based in Van Nuys and Northern California were killed in a crash at a Reno air racing event Sunday. ABC7 Eyewitness News RENO, Nev. (KABC) — Two California-based pilots were killed when their planes crashed upon landing at an air racing event Sunday in Reno, authorities said.
Officials with the Reno Air Racing Association said the planes collided at the conclusion of the T-6 Gold race around 2:15 p.m. Sunday.
The association identified the pilots as Nick Macy and Chris Rushing. Rushing and Macy was based in Tulelake, Siskiyou County. The association described both men as “expertly skilled pilots and Gold winners in the T-6 Class.”
“I am completely devastated and heartbroken today,” said Fred Telling, chairman of the Reno Air Racing Association and president of the T-6 Class. “These two pilots weren’t just an integral part of the National Championship Air Race family, they were a part of my family. My heart goes out to their own families and to all of the spectators and fans who have so enthusiastically supported us this week.” headtopics.com
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