pilot in fatal reno air race crash identified

On Monday, the coordinators of the National Championship Air Races at Reno determined the pilot of Sunday’s deadly accident of a jet throughout the Jet Gold race as Aaron Hogue of Paso Robles, California. He was 61. The Czech-built Aero Vodochody L-39 was banking in addition to various other jets on the 3rd lap of the race when Hogue’s airplane started coming down towards surface, apparently controlled as well as in a consistent financial institution, in the past striking the surface listed below at extremely broadband– approximated at near to 500 miles per hour– as well as rupturing right into fires, eliminating the pilot in the influence. No person on the ground was wounded, as well as the company terminated the rest of the auto racing.

Hogue, that is a family member beginner to Reno auto racing, was called Reno’s newbie of the year in 2021.

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Chairman and also CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association, Fred Telling, oriented the media on the collision on Monday, claiming,”Yesterday we shed a participant of our race family members throughout the Jet Gold Race on the 3rd lap, Jet race # 29, ‘Ballista,’ piloted by Aaron Hogue.”

In his ready declaration, Telling reviewed the effective effect the accident carried individuals at as well as behind the Reno races. “Aaron’s fatality influences everybody in our September family members deeply. While we can not alter this disaster, I would certainly ask every person to assume, hope, as well as to recognize Aaron as well as the interest he had for life, as well as definitely for air auto racing,” as well as included, “I really hope that all that are impacted by this depressing occasion can sustain each various other via the phases of pain so we might all start to discover recovery. I ask you all for petitions and also well longs for Aaron’s household that existed as well as observed this catastrophe.”

After the accident, Reno put on hold the flying for the remainder of the day, in addition to the Sunday evening honors event. Informing described that rather than taking part in the typical honors event, all at Reno were welcomed, “… to be with each other to assist each people handle the sorrow we really feel, and also with any luck locate stamina in our being a real September household.”


The NTSB has actually released an examination, which might be an intricate one, as there were no seeming indicators of difficulty or most likely factors for the accident.