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Acrobatic aircraft. US pilot dies in China

"Zhengzhou Air Show 2018": crash during a test flight-VIDEO

US pilot Eglin Wells died yesterday in Zhengzhou, in the central China province of Henan. His acrobatic Starjammer aircraft (registration: N49EW) crashed around 6:14 pm (local time) near the Shangjie district airport runway. The member of the US aerobatic team "Red Eagle" was carrying out a test flight in view of "Zhengzhou Air Show 2018" event when the plane crashed. It is not known whether the incident involving one of the teams invited to participate in the aviation show will cause changes in the demonstration that will start tomorrow and will end on next May 1st. An investigation has been opened to inquire into the tragedy's circumstances.

In the short video below, images of the incident:

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