Air Show Plane Crashes Killing Pilot

  • May 14, 2016 7:00pm GMT
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(DeKalb County, Georgia) Civilian aerobatic pilot Greg Connell died Saturday when his custom built Pitts crashed during the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Air Show in Georgia.

The accident happened during Connell's performance with another air show pilot near the end of the air show. The other pilot landed safely.

Airport Director Mario Evans says this was the first accident in the shows' 30-year history.

Connell's Facebook page immediately started filling up with condolences to his wife Ginger and his family in South Carolina.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.