Who Was Chris Darnell? Check Jet Truck Crash/ Accident Video CCTV Footage Death Cause?

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According to reports, Chris Darnell, a 40-year-old Shockwave Jet truck driver, was killed in a tragic accident. The freak accident happened at a popular air show in Michigan. Reports confirm the driver died shortly after his vehicle suffered mechanical failures. Chris was part of the show team at the family run Darnell Racing Enterprise. The news has surfaced the internet and has piqued everyone’s interest. People who knew the driver come forward and give him heartfelt tributes. Here’s everything we know about his sudden death.

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Darnell reportedly died after his jet truck, which was racing at 300 miles per hour as part of the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, caught fire. When the tragedy struck, the Shockwave Jet Truck was competing with two airplanes. The truck exploded and burst into flames as its parachute exploded. After the explosion there was a lot of smoke in the air. A horror video captures the moment the car exploded in front of shocked witnesses in Michigan on Saturday.

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Suze Gusching, Media Relations for Field of Flight, explained that Chris did his show and walked the runway. The Shockwave Truck is powered by three Pratt & Whitney J34-38 jet engines previously used by US Navy T2 Buckeys, according to the team’s website. The engines’ combined output of 36,000 horsepower and 21,000 pounds of torque allows the truck to go in excess of 350 miles per hour.

The Battle Creek Fire Department, Battle Creek Police Department and Federal Aviation Administration are all investigating. From June 30th to July 4th the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival was supposed to take place. After the incident, the air show was rescheduled to Saturday July 2 for the rest of the day. It was expected to resume on Sunday, July 3rd. The Flash Fire Jet Truck and Shockwave Jet Truck were both operated by Chris Darnell.

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Chris was a member of the show team for the family run Darnell Racing Enterprise. Based in Springfield, Missouri, the teams perform across the country. Chris was a veteran motorsport pro who had spent years honing his drag racing skills, according to the team’s website. The driver ran a truck accessory business called 4 Wheel Customs and had a bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising and promotion from Missouri State University. Follow our website for more updates.

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