World Bulletin / News Desk
A pilot was killed after his plane crashed into a hangar injuring 18 people at an air show in Madrid on Sunday, Spain’s EFE news agency reported.
Medical assistance was rendered to three policemen, five staff workers and ten out of some 3,000 spectators, who gathered on Sunday at the Cuatro Vientos airfield to watch a showcase of aerial acrobatics and vintage aircraft.
The 34-year-old pilot was identified as Ladislao T.R, a commander who took part in operations in Libya, Spanish media said.
The plane that crashed was an HA-200 Saeta, which was built in the 1950s as an advanced jet trainer by Hispano Aviacion.
Investigators are currently working to establish the cause of the crash, while the Cuatro Vientos airfield, located some eight kilometers (five miles) outside of Madrid, was temporarily closed.