- The Washington Times - Monday, May 6, 2013

A pilot was killed when the vintage jet he was navigating at an air airshow near Madrid crashed and exploded into a dramatic fireball.

An estimated 3,000 were in attendance at the airshow and witnessed the crash, which sent a massive fireball and billows of black smoke into the air, Sky News reported.

A spokesman for Spain’s Defense Ministry said the pilot, Ladislao Tejedor Romero, 35, was experienced. He died at the hospital of serious burns, Sky News said.

Investigators are still trying to determine the specific causes of the crash.