Pilot Dead After Stunt Plane Crash at Georgia Air Show, Officials Say

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A pilot is dead after a stunt plane crashed at an airshow in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Saturday afternoon.

A crowd of spectators were watching pilot Greg Connell attempt a stunt against a sunny blue sky at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport when his plane plummeted into the ground.

The pilot's death marked the first fatality in the air show's 30-year history.

Connell, who was a veteran pilot, had performed stunts at air shows around the country. He had reportedly described his plane as "custom built" and "highly capable."

Officials are investigating the cause of the crash.


ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Soldier killed in Niger remembered at Florida viewing

U.S. Army(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- As gospel music filled South Florida's Christ the Rock Church during Sgt. La David Johnson's public viewing Friday night, loved ones and strangers cried, prayed and hugged each other. His family, wearing red shirts, sat in...