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Originally published September 17, 2013 at 6:11 AM | Page modified September 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM

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1 dead, 1 missing in stunt plane crash in China

A U.S. stunt pilot was missing and his Chinese translator dead after their aircraft crashed into a lake in China's northeast on Tuesday, state media reported.

The Associated Press

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BEIJING —

A U.S. stunt pilot was missing and his Chinese translator dead after their aircraft crashed into a lake in China's northeast on Tuesday, state media reported.

The accident involving David Riggs took place about 1 p.m. on Tuesday outside Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Xinhua said Riggs had been flying a high-performance Lancair plane that had been assembled at a local airport. It said rescuers were still searching for Riggs while an investigation into the crash was under way.

Riggs' website listed him as a Hollywood stunt pilot, movie producer and holder of several world aviation speed records. It said he became the first American to fly from a Chinese military base since World War II during the 2010 China International Air Races.

Calls to the Studio City, California, offices of Riggs' Mach One Aviation Inc. were answered by a message saying it was unable to connect to voice mail.

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