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Stunt Pilot Fred Cabanas Dies in Mexico Plane Crash

Stunt Pilot Fred Cabanas Dies in Mexico Plane Crash

Key West stunt pilot Fred Cabanas, who has entertained hundreds of thousands of people around the world with his daredevil aerobatics at air shows, died Tuesday in an aviation accident near Cozumel, Mexico, according to a report from a Spanish website El Comercio.com.

He was 60.

Passenger Jorge Lopez Vives, host of an extreme sports program, also died in the crash that occurred at a private airfield on the southern island of Cozumel in the state of Quintana Roo, a major international tourist destination.

“They were filming a documentary to promote an air show but unfortunately had an accident,” Erosa Rudy, director of Civil Protection of Cozumel, told El Comercio.com. “Emergency crews rescued the bodies.”

For the complete story by Cammy Clark of The Miami Herald, click here.
Updated: January 17, 2013 — 11:47 AM

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