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Mike Mangold, 60, and one other person killed in jet crash at Apple Valley Airport in San Bernardino County, California

Modified Date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 8:35pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015

Jet trainer crash kills 2 at Southern California airport

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a small jet has crashed and burned at a Southern California desert airport, killing both people on board. Sunday at the Apple Valley Airport in San Bernardino County, about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The L-39 is a two-seat, high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia. Fire officials say the jet, identified as an L-39, went down around 2 p.m. Nobody on the ground was hurt but all flights in and out of the airport have been halted.

Red Bull world champ dies in California jet crash

The company announced Monday that 60-year-old Mike Mangold was one of two people killed in Sunday's crash at Apple Valley Airport northeast of Los Angeles. Authorities say the two were in an L-39 — a high-performance jet trainer developed in Czechoslovakia — when it crashed in a fireball shortly after takeoff. The other person on board hasn't been identified. Mangold, a graduate of the famous Air Force "Top Gun" fighter school, flew jets for American Airlines and competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, winning the overall title in 2005 and 2007. Red Bull says after retiring from competition, Mangold was a commentator and a pilot coach.

Jet Trainer Crash In California’s San Bernardino County Kills 2 People Aboard

Fire Marshal Jason Nailon said a witness reported that the plane’s engine caught fire as it was taxiing down the runway, according to the AP. Officials are yet to identify the deceased.

Red Bull aerobatic pilot killed in Apple Valley crash

Mike Mangold, 60, was piloting an L-39 trainer around 2 p.m. when the plane crashed in a fireball, killing Mangold and another unidentified person, officials said.
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