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Frisco Pilot Dies In Iowa Air Show Crash

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa.

The Quad-City Times reported that Glenn A. Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was the pilot killed in the crash.

Smith was CEO of the Warbird Educational Foundation that owned the Soviet-era jet he was flying.

The crash Saturday created a fireball when Smith’s plane failed to pull out of a 45-degree bank and crashed into a field. No one else was hurt. Federal officials are investigating.

Smith was part of the HopperFlight jet team that was performing at the Quad-City Air Show in Davenport.

A squadron of planes flew over the crash site Sunday in the “missing man” formation before the air show continued.

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