Two planes land safely after collision at Reno Air Races

The Kraken suffered minor damage in a Formula One qualifying race at the Reno Air Races.
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STEAD, Nev. (KOLO) - The FAA has confirmed two planes were damaged in a mid-air incident during a Formula One class heat at the Reno Air Races on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

A race spokesperson tells KOLO 8 News Now, the incident involved "The Kraken" and "The Last Lap Player." Both planes sustained minor damage. The prop on #15 Last Lap Player struck the right wing of #3 The Kraken. Pit crews are already replacing the prop on Last Lap Player.

The planes were able to land safely and there are no reported injuries.

According to the National Championship Air Races website, The Kraken is piloted by Ross Killin of Melbourne, Australia. The Last Lap Player is piloted by Ryszard Zadow of Waller, Texas.

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The Last Lap Player suffered minor damage in a Formula One qualifying race at the Reno Air Races.
The Last Lap Player suffered minor damage in a Formula One qualifying race at the Reno Air Races.