Pilot Killed in Air Show Crash

John Muller has details on what might have caused the tragic accident.
3:00 | 09/02/12

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Terrifying air show stunt that turned into a disaster, a pilot killed and onlookers horrified. What went wrong? John muller is here with with the details. Reporter: It was a sinking feeling. The crash and the fire ball. This morning, we should learn the dead pilot's name. The investigation will take longer. It starts with the video tape. Warning some of this may be hard to watch. Three jets in tight formation. Over the crowd at the davenport, iowa, air show. It's a beautiful sight. But in a matter of seconds -- it all goes horribly wrong. End in a fiery crash right in front of the labor day air show spectator and ladies and gentlemen. This home video captured it all. The pilot going into complicated maneuvers. Switching places mid-air. But one pilot seems to lose control before it dives straight down. Oh, no! Ladies and gentlemen, please keep your seats. Reporter: Massive fireball and then just smoke. It went nose down into the ground and burst into flames. I was instantly in tears. And I knew more than likely he didn't survive. Reporter: Nearby, the smocking wreckage of the jet called the hopper, while the surviving hoppers grieved the loss of one of their own, witnesses deal with the disturbing memory and very scary. It was very emotional. I was filming it with my camera. So it was surprising. Reporter: Was there type of mechanical failure involved the investigation resumes today. Dan? Thanks, john. Shifting gears now to the white ho

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