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Battle Creek Michigan PD confirm Chris Darnell’s death

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Battle Creek, Michigan Police Department, Shockwave Jet Truck driver Chris Darnell has passed away. He was 40.

Darnell was driving Shockwave during the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show at the Battle Creek Executive Airport. The accident happened at approximately 1:10 pm local time.

Shockwave Jet Truck making a pass in an unknown event
Shockwave Jet Truck making a pass in an unknown event (Photo by Shockwave Jet Truck and Flash Fire Jet Trucks/Facebook & Ashton Carson Photography)

We have an update on today’s air show accident, released in coordination with Field of Flight.

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“Chris Darnell, 40, died today during the air show at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival,” Battle Creek Police Department said in a Facebook post. “Darnell drives the SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck during the air show; it races over 300 mph down the runway at the Battle Creek Executive Airport, where Field of Flight activities take place. At about 1:10 p.m. today, during Darnell’s performance in the air show, an accident happened that resulted in his death.

“The accident remains under investigation, with no new information available. Battle Creek Fire, Battle Creek Police, and Federal Aviation Administration Officials continue to investigate.”

The Saturday evening activities will go on as scheduled. However, the aerial air show performances will resume on Sunday and Monday.

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Darnell has just celebrated his 40th birthday a month ago, according to the Shockwave Facebook page. The team has not commented on their accounts since this tragedy.

Battle Creek Police Department update
Battle Creek Police Department update (Screen grab from Facebook)

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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