Saturday, July 02, 2022

Sad News From The Battle Creek Air Show

WMMT: One dead after truck explosion at Field of Flight in Battle Creek

The Shockwave Jet Truck was racing two planes as part of the Field of Flight air show and was reaching speeds of 300 mph when it exploded, apparently at the time its parachute was deployed to slow it down.

The driver of the Shockwave Jet Truck was killed in the explosion and has not yet been identified in the news.  May he or she rest in peace.

Air Show activities for the rest of the day have been cancelled.


Old NFO said...


Aaron said...

Complete tragedy. The driver was well known around the airshow circuit, and could run that truck with the best of them. Apparently he was also a super-nice guy as well. They don't know what caused it yet, but it was sadly a completely non-survivable event.