Doha: Well-known Hungarian stunt pilot Captain Tamas Nadas died yesterday after losing control of his aircraft during a performance at Al Khor air strip.
“On behalf of Qatar Racing Club we would like to inform you that Qatarmile will not take place tomorrow as scheduled. This is in respect to the courageous pilot Tamas Nadas who unfortunately lost his life today in the airshow doing what he loved,” said Qatar Mile, organisers of the event, on its Facebook page. “We would like to express our deepest condolences and our prayers are with his family and friends, may his soul rest in peace.”
The Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account a small stunt plane fell down while attempting stunts during a stunt show at Al Khor Airport and authorities have initiated investigation. Nadas was an expert in aerial acrobatics and had won many awards.