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Suspended license U.S. pilot crashes in China

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David Riggs was participating in an air show in China, despite being a United States citizen with a suspended pilot’s license. During a rehearsal for the show, Riggs was reportedly practicing a trick stunt in the rain. Accompanied by his Chinese translator, Riggs crashed the plane.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported, “Divers found the body of a missing U.S. stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in northeast China.”

The plane he was flying was a high-performance single-engine Lancair 320 plane that was not equipped with a black box recorder. While there is no official ruling of the cause of the accident, there has been some controversy regarding the decision made by Riggs to fly in such adverse weather conditions.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported, “Riggs’ website touts his credentials as a holder of several aviation speed world records, but doesn’t mention the fact his U.S. pilot’s license had been suspended twice.”

To see a full list of reasons behind both of his license suspensions, check out the entire Chicago Sun-Times article.

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