At least three people died on Friday in Iztapa, a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala, after a Red Bull plane crashed while performing a training manoeuvre ahead of an air show, the organisers of the event said.
The aircraft was spiralling in the air before crashing into the ground in front of the horrified public.
Guatemala's civil aviation director, Francis Argueta, took to Twitter to express his condolences over the incident.
Mi solidaridad y apoyo a mis amigos/comunidad de @AeroclubGuate en estos momentos de luto y tristeza para nuestra comunidad en la aviación. Cabe reconocer la labor y entrega a los guatemaltecos de parte de Aeroclub a lo largo de estos 65 años desde su fundacion, Dios les bendiga. pic.twitter.com/kzW11SOvfw— Francis Argueta Aguirre (@FrancisArguetaA) January 25, 2020
Caption: My solidarity and support to my friends and community of @AeroclubGuate in these moments of mourning and sadness for our aviation community. It is worth recognising the work and devotion of the airclub to Guatemalans throughout these 65 years since its foundation.