DAVENPORT, Iowa - One person died when an aircraft reportedly exploded and crashed during a display at the Quad City Air Show Saturday, September 1, 2012. The crash happened just after 1 p.m. as planes were performing at the show at Davenport Municipal Airport at Mount Joy. Davenport’s Assistant Police Chief Don Schaeffer confirmed the plane was making a 45-degree bank. The plane did not come out of the bank, and Schaeffer said the pilot did not have time to eject before it crashed. The plane went down in an alfalfa field north of Interstate 80 and west of the airport, near the Ercolina building on Research Parkway. Linn Lundsford, a Public Affairs Manager with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the aircraft was an L39 operated by a member of The Hoppers flight jet team. Lundsford confirmed one fatality as a result of the crash.
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