Plane crashes into Red Bull stunt; the pilot parachutes safely – Boston News, Weather, Sports
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were investigating the crash of one of two planes that was part of a Red Bull stunt in which two pilots attempted to swap planes while flying over the desert in the ‘Arizona.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of the plane that lost control Sunday night and crashed ended up landing by parachute safely. The other pilot regained control of the second aircraft and landed safely.
Local authorities say the plane crashed near Eloy, about 104 kilometers southeast of downtown Phoenix.
The federal agency said it had rejected an organizer’s request for exemption from regulations that require people operating planes to be at crew member stations and wear seat belts.
The FAA said the event organizer said the exemption was in the public interest because it would promote aviation and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and science. math. But the agency concluded that such an exemption would not be in the public interest.
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