DAVENPORT, IOWA (WKOW) – Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa on Saturday.
According to the Quad-City Times, Glenn A Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was the pilot killed in the crash. Smith was CEO of the Warbird Educational Foundation that owned the Soviet-era jet he was flying.
Smith was part of the HopperFlight jet team that was performing at the Quad-City Air Show in Davenport.
Officials said the crash created a fireball when Smith's plane failed to pull out of a 45-degree bank and crashed into a field. No one else was hurt.
A squadron of planes flew over the crash site Sunday in the "missing man" formation before the air show continued.
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