John Craik (on the right), Reno Air Race Plane Crash Victim. Former Cal Aggie marching band member.

John Craik (on the right), Reno Air Race Plane Crash Victim. Former Cal Aggie marching band member. (Photo Courtesy of Facebook / September 19, 2011)

One of the victims from Friday’s Reno Air Races plane crash is a former member of the Cal Aggie marching band.

A family member has identified the victim as John Craik from Gardnerville, Nevada.  

Craik was part of the UC Davis marching band and majored in economics in 1992.

According to his sister-in-law, Craik was at the Air Races with his son and per Thomas Slabaugh, who’s the current assistant director of the UC Davis marching band, was told Craik pushed his son out the way when the plane came down.

His son was not injured.

The university is trying to find alumni who knew Craik. Craik played tenor saxophone in the band.