Jets Touch While Flying in Stead; Pilots Okay

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Officials say nobody was hurt when two planes practicing for air races hit each other at the Reno Stead Airport.

Reno Air Racing Association President Mike Houghton said the two planes landed safely after the mishap about 5 p.m. Thursday. The pilots' names have not been released.

The airport is the site of a September 2011 race crash that killed a pilot and 10 others on the ground, and injured dozens more.

Houghton tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that one plane in Thursday's incident had tail damage, and the pilot landed it on its belly.

Houghton says the accident happened during a pylon racing seminar that teaches pilots air racing safety.

The newspaper reports authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.


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