Giffords' husband was to fly in Reno show

2011-09-17T17:00:00Z 2013-09-17T15:56:47Z Giffords' husband was to fly in Reno showStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star

The husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was supposed to fly in this weekend's Reno air show, which was cancelled because of a deadly crash.

Giffords' spokesman Mark Kimble said retired astronaut Mark Kelly was in Reno for the annual aviation event as a guest of the Breitling watch company. He was supposed to perform acrobatics in the same type of 1940s-era plane that crashed Friday, killing eight spectators and the pilot.

The Arizona congresswoman, who is in Houston recovering from an assassination attempt Jan. 8, was not in Reno with her husband, Kimble said. He added that Kelly was not at the event when the crash occurred.

Copyright 2015 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...

Nobody knows more about hand-woven rugs

3630 E Fort Lowell Rd Tucson, AZ 85716 520-319-8280 www.karimi…