COLEMAN — A Brownwood firefighter was killed Saturday night when the small plane he was piloting crashed while performing aerobatics at a private fireworks show, a Coleman Fire Department official said.
Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Walker would not identify the pilot. He said the crash happened at 8 p.m. on the T-Bone Ranch, where the fireworks show was held.
Walker said the man who called to report the crash said the plane had made a “a couple of passes” and crashed into some parked cars.
He said the pilot’s flight at the fireworks show was choreographed to music.
“It was right there in front of everybody,” Walker said of the crash.
“No one else was hurt. It was a small single-person airplane,” Walker said. He did not have any other details about the type of plane that was involved.
The fireworks show has been an annual event, Walker said. He did not know how many people were at the show but said last year’s show had several hundred.
Brownwood Fire Department officials were unavailable for comment Saturday night at press time.
Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston said firefighters were in a meeting and said he had no information to release.
A Coleman County Sheriff’s Office employee said at 10:45 p.m. that investigators were at the scene and he had no other details.