The pilot of a small airplane that was part of an air show aerobatic act was killed Friday night when the craft crashed near the Culpeper Regional Airport, authorities said.
“During the night portion of the Culpeper Air Fest an aerobatic act experienced an accident,” the air show said on its website. State police said the 8:10 p.m. crash is under investigation, and the pilot’s name was withheld pending the notification of relatives.
The main part of the show was scheduled to be held at the airport on Saturday..As of late Friday, plans for the air show appeared uncertain. “As we get more details on the investigation we will make decisions on the remaining portions of the airshow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved and we will update you as soon as we have further information,” the show said in another Twitter message.
However, the show said, the educational portion of the Saturday show would be held as planned.
The airport is in Brandy Station, Va., about 65 miles southwest of Washington.