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

Caught on Camera

POSTED: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 1:04pm

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

59-year-old pilot Glenn Smith 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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