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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 October 2018

Red Bull Air Race pilot killed during stunt flight

Alejandro Maclean, 41, was killed instantly when his plane slammed into the ground as a Spanish airfield.

MADRID // A Spanish aerobatics pilot was killed when his plane slammed into the ground as was performing stunt, said a spokesman for the airfield in Spain where the accident occurred. Alejandro "Alex" Maclean, who was 41, for several years had been a competitor in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship Series, considered the "Formula One" of aerobatics. He was also a two-time Spanish aerobatics champion. His plane slammed into the ground as he was performing a stunt during a training exercise at the airfield at Casarrubios del Monte, in the central province of Toledo near Madrid, killing him instantly, the spokesman for the airfield said. Spanish aviation authorities are to investigate the crash. * Agence France-Presse