Pilot who died in stunt plane crash in Georgia named

A pilot dies during a stunt maneuver in Georgia.

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the pilot killed in that air show crash in Atlanta.

DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Investigator Eric Minter say 50 year old Greg Connell died in a crash Saturday afternoon.

Connell was flying in tandem with another plane during an aerial acrobatics stunt show when his plane crash.

It happened during the Good neighbor day airshow at DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

Authorities say Connell was the only one aboard the plane.

DeKalb County spokesman Bruce Brennan says the crash was the first accident during the airshow in 30 years.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are still investigating the cause of the crash.



A plane crashed during an air show stunt in Georgia killing the pilot on-board.

It happened during the Good neighbor day stunt show at Peachtree-Sekalb airport.

Witnesses say the pilot was trying to complete a stunt maneuver and was unable to pull out of a dive because of high winds.

Hundreds of families were watching the show when the plane went down.

Officials with the federal aviation administration and the national transportation safety board have been called to investigate the crash.

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