Pilot dies in air show crash in southeastern Finland
An investigation has been launched into the matter.
Finnish media reported on Sunday that a pilot died when his aerobatic airplane crashed into a forest near the Selänpää Airport.
The accident happened as the pilot was taking part in an air show in the city of Kouvola, Finland.
⚡️ Spectators at an air show in Finland captured the final moments of a pilot's life.— Nothing to see (@Wagnersfamily) July 16, 2023
The plane crashed while performing advanced aerobatic maneuvers at the air show in Kouvola, resulting in the death of one of the country's leading pilots. The aircraft went down in a forest,… pic.twitter.com/l0APQxxz9z
According to police reports, the audience was exposed to no immediate danger.
An investigation has been launched into the matter, the police added.
The event was canceled shortly after the accident occurred, Riso Jokinen, the person responsible for the show, told YLE news agency.