FighterSweep Fans, we have breaking news out of the Atlanta, where the Good Neighbor Day Open House Air Show was being held. Earlier this afternoon, at Dekalb Peachtree Airport, one of the performers in the show crashed his biplane.
The pilot was killed Saturday afternoon when a biplane crashed during an air show at a metropolitan Atlanta airport, authorities said.
The biplane and another aircraft were performing stunts in tandem during the next-to-last performance of the day at the Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, said CNN Digital news writer Melissa Gray, who attended the show with her family and witnessed the crash.
DeKalb County public information officer Shiera Campbell said the name of the pilot is not being released until next of kin are notified.
Video shot at the show and posted on YouTube showed the two planes flying past each other low to the ground. The biplane ascended for a loop and came straight down to the ground.
“It immediately split apart, with the front of the plane rolling a few times in a fireball,” Gray said.
Fire trucks responded and put out the fire, Gray said. No spectators were injured. The announcer said the show in Chamblee was over and the crowd left.