One dead following jet truck explosion at Battle Creek Field of Flight

One person is dead following an explosion during a jet-fueled semitruck pyrotechnic performance Saturday at Battle Creek (Mich.) Executive Airport.

Emergency crews responded after the explosion occurred during the 1:10 p.m. performance by the Shockwave Jet Truck. In a release, the city confirmed the incident resulted in one death.

The Battle Creek Fire Department, Battle Creek Police Department, and Federal Aviation Administration are at the scene investigating, and there is no other information about the driver at this time.

“He was doing his show and going down the runway,” said Suze Gusching, media relations for Field of Flight. “He passed by the explosion, and his truck had exploded.”

The air show is currently postponed.

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