Pilot killed during Air Show practice run

The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team practice on Friday for the 2021 Greater Binghamton Airshow.
The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team practice on Friday for the 2021 Greater Binghamton Airshow. The Airshow takes place on Saturday and Sunday. July 16, 2021. Photo credit © Kate Collins / Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Officials at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport have confirmed the pilot of a plane taking off around 12:30pm today has died. The pilot was taking part in the Airshow this weekend taking place at the Pocono Raceway. No cause for the incident has been given.