Pilot killed in Reno Air Races identified

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Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 4:27 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - SEPT. 19 UPDATE: Authorities have identifed the pilot who was killed in a crash Sunday as Aaron Hogue.

Hogue was killed during the third lap of the Jet Gold Race. He was piloting a plane named Ballista.

In a statement, Chairman and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association Fred Telling said:

“Aaron’s death affects everyone in our September family deeply. While we cannot change this tragedy, I would ask everyone to think, pray, and to honor Aaron and the passion he had for life, and certainly for air racing.

I hope that all who are affected by this sad event can support each other through the stages of grief so we may all begin to find healing. I ask you all for prayers and well wishes for Aaron’s family who were present and witnessed this tragedy.”

After the crash, remaining air operations were suspended and all activities and events normally a part of the Sunday night closing ceremony were canceled.


One person is dead after a plane went down during the championship round of the Reno Air Races on Sunday afternoon.

Organizers say only one plane was involved, and the National Championship Air Races has suspended all operations for the 2022 event.

The NTSB and FAA will be investigating the incident.

Check back with this story for more information about this developing story.