Air Show Continues After Fatal Crash

Associated Press

Redding's annual air show went on as scheduled Sunday, one day after a stunt pilot was killed when his plane failed to pull out of a maneuver and crashed, bursting into a ball of flame.

The two-day Redding Air Show concluded with the performance dedicated to Gordy Drysdale, 43, of Stockton. Federal investigators were trying to determine what caused the Saturday afternoon crash that killed Drysdale and injured nine spectators.

"We don't know why it happened," said Doyle Ruff, manager of Redding Municipal Airport.

Two of the injured were hospitalized in serious condition. A 34-year-old man suffered back injuries when hit by debris. And a woman, 30, sustained several fractures as a result of the crash.

Drysdale was the tail pilot of the four-member Brew Angels aerobatic team, which was performing a stunt called an end-tail roll.

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