Jet truck driver dies in Michigan air show accident at the Battle Creek Field

Vehicle caught fire and crashed, authorities said

Chris had a crash, and the jet truck flipped over

Chris had a crash, and the jet truck flipped over

Darnell was racing two planes at the Battle Creek Executive Airport when he crashed

Darnell was racing two planes at the Battle Creek Executive Airport when he crashed

The custom-built race truck was equipped with three jet engines and a combined 36,000 horsepower

The custom-built race truck was equipped with three jet engines and a combined 36,000 horsepower

It was part of the air show’s pyrotechnics and aircraft aerial stunts

It was part of the air show’s pyrotechnics and aircraft aerial stunts

Accident was “a result of mechanical failure on the Jet Truck.” - Darnell’s father, Neal Darnell

Accident was “a result of mechanical failure on the Jet Truck.” - Darnell’s father, Neal Darnell

Neal Darnell said. “Chris so loved the air show business. He was ‘living the dream,’ as he said.”

Neal Darnell said. “Chris so loved the air show business. He was ‘living the dream,’ as he said.”