Thursday, August 18, 2016

Incidents occurred September 17 and September 14, 2016 at Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS), Reno, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — No injuries were reported after an aircraft caught fire during the Reno Air Races Saturday morning, according to a spokeswoman.

Mary-Sarah Kinner told News 4-Fox 11 in an emailed statement that there was no crash whatsoever. She said the pilot landed the aircraft safely.

After the pilot safely exited the aircraft, the fire broke out, according to the statement. The fire was extinguished.

Earlier in the week, a jet flying with the Blue Angels blew out a tire during practice for the races. No one was injured in that incident either.

The Reno Air Races are taking place through Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Reno-Stead Airport.


RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A jet flying with the Blue Angels blew out a tire Wednesday during practice for the Reno Air Races, according to a spokeswoman.

No injuries were reported in the incident, though several emergency vehicles could be seen responding on the ground at Reno-Stead Airport.

The Blue Angels are part of the demonstrations scheduled for the Reno Championship Air Races.

Tragedy struck the squadron in June when a Blue Angels pilot died in a crash during a practice flight near Nashville, Tennessee.


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