Chris Rushing And Nick Macy Obituary, Death – On the fateful day of Sunday, September 17th, 2023, the aviation world was plunged into sorrow as two esteemed T-6 pilots, Chris Rushing and Nick Macy, met a tragic end when their aircraft collided during the landing phase at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada.
This heart-wrenching incident unfolded during an air racing event in Reno, Nevada, leading to the loss of two pilots’ lives. Nick Macy and Chris Rushing, renowned for their exceptional piloting skills and illustrious records as Gold winners in the T-6 Class, have left an irreplaceable void in the aviation community.
The incident occurred during the T-6 Gold Race at the National Championship Air Races (NCAR) at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time, resulting in what has been described as a “landing accident” by the Reno Air Racing Association. Initial reports from the Federal Aviation Administration indicated a midair collision between the two planes, but subsequent investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that the debris fields from the incident were separated by roughly half a mile.
In recent findings, it has come to light that Chris Rushing was at the controls of the Baron’s Revenge aircraft, originating from Van Nuys, California, while Nick Macy was piloting the Six-Cat aircraft, which took off from Tulelake, California. Chris Rushing, the reigning champion, exhibited remarkable skill and determination, securing a well-deserved victory on Sunday by clinching the first place in the competition.