Body of American pilot found in Chinese lake after fatal crash
BEIJING (AP) - Divers have found the body of a missing American stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in north-east China while attempting a tricky manoeuvre in the rain, the head of the team searching for him said on Friday.
Mr David Riggs, whose United States pilot's licence had been suspended, had been missing since Tuesday's accident outside the city of Shenyang in which his young female Chinese translator died. Mr Riggs was in China to take part in an air show and was apparently rehearsing one of his tricks when the accident occurred.
The head of the team, Mr Zhang Fang, said Mr Riggs' body was found during a search of the bottom of Lake Caihu by divers from the Dalian branch of the Beihai Rescue Bureau.
"It's likely he was killed on impact, but we don't know for sure yet," Mr Zhang said by telephone from the accident scene.