Video: Horror at Madrid air show as plane crashes and explodes in fireball


Video: Horror at Madrid air show as historic plane crashes into hanger

A pilot was killed at an air show near Madrid when a plane crashed into a hangar and exploded in a fireball.

Thousands of spectators at the event witnessed the tragedy and video footage showed parents turning their children away from the horrific scene and running after the plane crash.

A fireball and thick black smoke were sent into the air.

According to the Huffington Post, a spokesman for Spain's Defence Ministry said the pilot, Ladislao Tejedor Romero, 35, was an experienced jet pilot.

Romero, who was the assistant to Defence Minister Pedro Morenes, was flying one of the first jet-propelled planes manufactured in Spain.

Around 3,000 people were at Cuatro Vientos airfield watching the display of aerial acrobatics and vintage aircraft.

The HA-200 Saeta was built in the 1950s as an advanced jet trainer by Hispano Aviacion.

Spain's airport authority AENA said nobody else was injured.

But Europe Press news agency reported that two people, a rescue worker and a 57-year-old, believed to be the pilot's father, were taken to hospital.

The cause of the crash was not known.

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