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Man killed during hang glider act at Gunfighter Skies air show in Idaho

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jun 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 19:41:30-04

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — A man suffered fatal injuries while performing a hang glider act at Gunfighter Skies Airshow on Mountain Home Air Force Base Saturday.

According to the 366th Fighter Wing, one person was injured during the hang glider act and taken to a local hospital via LifeFlight. The man was ultimately pronounced deceased at a hospital.

The deceased was later identified as Dan Buchanan.

No further information about the cause of the fatal incident was immediately available. The 366th Fighter Wing says more information will be released as it becomes available.

The fatal incident occurred during Gunfighter Skies 2018, which was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The event is held at Mountain Home Air Force Base, which is in Elmore County, Idaho.

“The air show will continue tomorrow in honor of our dear friend Dan Buchanan, and all the support he has provided for our air shows,” The 366th Fighter Wing stated. “There will be a tribute to Dan and an opportunity to memorialize him at the show.”

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.