Two killed in Guatemala T-28 air display crash

ESCUINTLA | A vintage plane crashed during an air display in Guatemala on Sunday 10th March, killing the pilot and his passenger.

The T-28 Trojan was performing a display at the National Automobile Championships at Los Volcanes Autodrome at the time of the crash. Amateur video shows the aircraft performing extreme low-level passes over the crowd and racetrack. He later failed to pull out of an aerobatic manoeuvre in time, hitting trees and disappearing from view. The plane was close to crashing into stands full of spectators.

The plane was being flown by Rodrigo Ibargüen, a local airshow pilot who was injured in similar accidents in 2015 and 2017. An engineer, Pablo Guillén, was also on board the plane and died in the accident.