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Camera rolls as Soviet-era jet crashes at Iowa air show, killing pilot

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POSTED: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:04am

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Saturday's fatal jet crash at Iowa's Quad City Air Show.

Pilot Glenn Smith, 59, was killed when his 1984 Czech L-39 nosedived into a field as air show attendees looked on.

Smith belonged to "The Hoppers", a club of aviators that restore and fly Soviet-era jets.

There were no signs of distress or mayday calls prior to the crash.

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