Two pilots have been killed Sunday when their planes collided upon touchdown on the Nationwide Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, race organizers stated.
The planes collided about 2:15 p.m. on the finish of the occasion’s T-6 Gold race, the Reno Air Racing Affiliation stated in an announcement.
The pilots haven’t been publicly recognized.
Racing was suspended as first responders and investigators descended on the scene at Reno Stead Airport, the affiliation stated.
No different deaths or accidents have been reported.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board stated it could examine.
The T-6 class of racing pits “inventory,” propeller-driven North American Aviation T-6 Texan plane, first flown as coaching planes within the prewar period, in contests of pace and agility.
The annual races started Wednesday and have been scheduled to conclude Sunday.
On Sept. 18, 2022, a jet-propelled Aero L-29 Delfín racing in a remaining crashed behind a residential space in Reno, killing the pilot.