One person is dead after a plane scheduled to appear in the Stuart Air Show crashed in Martin County, multiple outlets report.
The crash happened Friday afternoon at Whitham Field before the start of the Stuart Air Show. Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue responded to the scene quickly but were unable to save the pilot, the only person on board.
“There was absolutely nothing anybody could have done,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said in multiple media interviews.
The pilot is believed to be an adult male, according to WPTV.
Tweets from both law enforcement and air show officials started going out just after 1:30 p.m.
The cause of the crash is still unknown. TCPalm reported that the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Friday night’s air show events were canceled and rescheduled for Saturday night.