Kevin E. Schmidt / Quad-City Times via Zuma Press
A fireball rises after a Soviet-era Czech L-39 military training jet with the Hoppers Flight Jet Team crashed, killing the pilot during the Quad-City Airshow on Saturday.
Jeff Cook / Quad-City Times via Zuma Press
Corporal Jacob Pries of the Davenport Police Department said the accident involving the L-39 jet, developed in the former Czechoslovakia in the late 1960s, occurred about 1:30 p.m. during the annual Quad-City Air Show.
The jet was flying in formation shortly before it crashed alongside the I-80 highway. It plowed into a field near the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center in northern Davenport, Fries said.
-- Reported by Reuters
A jet crashed, Saturday, at the Quad City Air Show in Iowa. NBC's Lester Holt reports.