One person was killed after an aeroplane crashed on Sunday afternoon at the Reno Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The incident occurred on Sunday.
People have been warned to avoid the vicinity of the incident after the Washoe County Sheriff's Office issued a statement saying that they are responding to a plane crash that is associated to the air race.
"The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is responding to an Air Races related plane crash in the area of 13945 Red Rock Road. P Please stay away from the area "according to the sheriff's office.
According to a tweet from the Reno Air Racing Association, there was only one plane that was involved in the collision. According to Fred Telling, the Chief Executive Officer of the Reno Air Racing Association, the accident resulted in the death of one individual.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is responding to an Air Races related plane crash in the area of 13945 Red Rock Road. Please avoid the area.
— Washoe Sheriff (@WashoeSheriff) September 18, 2022
Fox News Digital was informed by a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office that the incident resulted in the death of at least one person and that the office of the medical examiner is currently en route to the scene.
At this time we are gathering information and confirming details of the incident that happened today during the Jet Gold Race. We can confirm that only one plane was involved. The National Championship Air Races has suspended all operations for the 2022 event.
— Reno Air Racing Association (@RenoAirRaces) September 18, 2022
As the plane was going down, there was a massive fireball that could be seen. A witness has reported to Fox News Digital that firefighters extinguished the flames not long after the plane went down.
Investigations have been opened into the matter by both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
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