A fiery airplane crash that killed a pilot ended an airshow at DeKalb Peachtree Airport today, May 14.
An aerobatic airplane crashed shortly before 5 p.m. before a throng of attendees at the annual “Good Neighbor Day” airshow at the county airport located on Clairmont Road on the Brookhaven-Chamblee border. Emergency workers cleared the crowd.
Officials at PDK confirmed that the pilot was killed in the crash. The pilot’s name was not released. The National Transportation Safety Board has been called to investigate, and the Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene.
A tragedy occurred as Prof. Pilots entertained & educated thousands today. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & friends of the pilot
— Lee May (@LeeMay) May 14, 2016
Flags at PDK airport are at half staff to honor the pilot who lost his life today. pic.twitter.com/HJ0MttGoOa
— DeKalb County, GA (@ItsInDeKalb) May 14, 2016
This story will be updated with more information becomes available, and Reporter Newspapers is tweeting from the scene at @Reporter_News.
View a video of the crash by clicking here.