(Aggregate News Network) Two pilots lost their lives on a sad Sunday during the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, when their planes crashed into each other while landing, according to race organizers.

The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. at the end of the T-6 Gold race, which is a part of the thrilling air racing event. The names of the pilots have not been shared with the public.

After the crash, racing activities were put on hold while emergency responders and investigators rushed to the scene at Reno Stead Airport. Fortunately, there were no other casualties or injuries reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board has stated that it will conduct an investigation into the incident to understand what happened.

The T-6 Gold race is a competition that involves “stock” propeller-driven planes known as North American Aviation T-6 Texans, originally used as training planes before the war. These races are all about speed and agility.

The annual racing event started last Wednesday and was scheduled to end on Sunday. This tragic incident brings to mind previous accidents during the championship. In September 2022, a jet-propelled Aero L-29 Delfín crashed during a final race, leading to the pilot’s tragic death. Also, in 2011, a plane from the 1940s crashed into a crowded area at the event, resulting in the loss of nine lives, including spectators and the pilot.