VIDEO (graphic) Thom Richard nearly decapited during Reno race takeoff in US

Thom Richard was preparing to take off in the Gold Formula One event at the National Championship Air Race in Nevada on Sunday when his engine started sputtering. The Swedish-born pilot immediately turned his engine off. He opened the canopy of his plane, Hot Stuff, as he signalled to ground crews that he couldn’t fly. However, it appears this message wasn’t delivered…