This was an especially bad weekend for airshows, with three deaths in three separate accidents Saturday and Sunday.
First the RAF demonstration team, the Red Arrows, lost a plane and pilot while returning to base after completing a demonstration in England. Flt. Lt. Jon Egging died in what appeared to be a low-level ejection after calling mayday and was found dead in a river.
Also on Saturday, right here in Kansas City, stunt pilot Bryan Jensen was killed when he crashed his plane in front of a crowd of thousands, including my brother, Dustin, and his family.
Then on Sunday, stuntman Todd Green fell 200 feet to his death while attempting to transfer from a biplane to a helicopter at an airshow near Detroit. This accident was also at show center, right in front of a crowd of thousands.
What a terrible loss for these families and a difficult shock for all those who witnessed these events.