Pilot killed in small plane crash at Georgia stunt show

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Stunt plane crashes during air show near Atlanta

A pilot was killed on Saturday at an air stunt show when his plane crashed at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, officials said.

The pilot, who was not identified, was performing aerial acrobatics with another small plane when he crashed at the Good Neighbor Day Air Show and Open House at the airport.

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Airport director Mario Evans said the pilot was a Georgia resident, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its web site.

Officials said it was the first accident in the air show's more-than 30-year history. It was too soon to speculate on what caused the accident, they said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were among investigating agencies.

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Pilot killed in small plane crash at Georgia stunt show

The C-5 Galaxy absolutely dwarfs humans.

People in line to enter the 445th Airlift Wing's first C-5A Galaxy in 2005

(US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller)

The engine alone is more than 7 feet across.

Staff Sgt. Randall Ard, 730th Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, clears the runway for a C-5 Galaxy at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2015.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Even large helicopters are tiny compared to the C-5.

US Marine Corps Bell AH-1 Sea Cobra helicopters and a Bell UH-1N Twin Huey helicopter are parked on the flight line as a US Air Force C-5A Galaxy aircraft stands by after unloading supplies during Operation Desert Shield on 23 January 1991.

(Photo via US Army)

To ease on and off loading, the C-5 opens from the nose and the tail end.

With four massive engines that each produce the force of about 800 cars, the C-5 sounds amazing. (Sound starts at around the 0:30 mark in the video)

Chinook helicopters fit with ease.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Hauling an A-10 is no problem.

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Fighter jets fit too!

Members of the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port flight and 22nd Airlift Squadron prepare to load a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft onto a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2011.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Here comes the M1 Abrams.

(Photo via US Air Force)

More than 266,000 pounds of cargo and armored vehicles are seen loaded into the C-5 in Afghanistan.

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron work with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade to load vehicles into a C-5 Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Here the C-5 unloads an 81 foot boat for the Navy.

A C-5 Galaxy offloads an 81-foot boat for the US Navy at Coronado Naval Base, California.

(Photo via SSgt. Angel Gallardo)

The C-130 is a big plane in its own right, but its fuselage fits easily inside the galaxy.

A C-130 Hercules training fuselage is loaded into a C-5 Galaxy for transport to Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y. This was the first time a C-5 transported a C-130 fuselage.

(US Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ty Moore)

In times of trouble, when aide is needed on a huge scale, the C-5 is a welcome sight.

A C-5 Galaxy from the Air Force Reserve Command's 433rd Airlift Wing is ready to depart a deployed location on another mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

(US Air Force photo by Capt. Jeremy Angel)
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