Pilot killed in L-39 crash at US air show

A pilot, a member of the Hoppers Flight Jet team, was killed in a crash at the Quad-City air show in Iowa on Saturday, operating a Czechoslovak-built L-39 training jet designed in the 1960s. The plane, which had been flying in formation shortly before the tragedy, crashed into a field near a busy interstate highway, said sources; there were no other deaths or injuries. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Author: Jan Velinger