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Jet Pilot Crashes, Dies During Air Show

Jet Pilot Crashes, Dies During Air Show

Family members tell WBIR-TV Jay Gordon of Louisville, Ky., died Saturday when his plane crashed during an air show in Scott County, Tenn.. Gordon’s nephew Blake Dunlap told WBIR authorities found his uncle’s body last night.

Gordon was the only person on board the single-engine plane when the crash happened. He was participating in the Wings Over Big South Fork Air and Car Show. Officials say his fixed-wing Aero L-39 Albatros crashed at the Scott Municipal Airport around 4:30 p.m. Dunlap saw the plane go down.

“I looked over and I saw him, he was going kind of in a nose dive,” Dunlap said. “At first I didn’t think anything about it because I figured he would pull up and come on, then a few seconds later we saw a puff of smoke. Then the rescue squad and helicopters started going that direction.

For video and the complete story by WBIR, click here.

Photo by Sexton Air Shows

Updated: September 13, 2015 — 11:34 PM
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