RENO, Nev. – Two airplanes collided today at the Reno National Championship Air Races, killing one pilot and injuring another in the third fatal crash there in the past four days.
The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Gary Hubler of Caldwell, Idaho. Race officials say he was killed in the crash shortly after 9:30 this morning.
It marks the 18th fatality in the 44-year history of the air races and has prompted the suspension of the competition the rest of today.
The pilot of the other plane involved in the crash has been identified as Jason Somes of Simi Valley, California. He has been taken to Renown Regional Medical Center where his condition is not immediately known.
The Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting on its Web site that two judges on the ground also were injured but there's no word on their condition.
Two other pilots were killed in separate accidents on Tuesday and Thursday.