VIDEO: Two killed in cat crash

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The first of three race days at the Key West Super Boat World Championship was marred by the deaths Wednesday of two competitors.

Big Thunder Marine, a 46-foot Skater catamaran with quad 1,200-hp engines, went airborne during the third lap of one of Wednesday's races inside Key West Harbor.

Click play to watch spectator footage of the crash.

Robert M. Morgan of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Jeffrey Tillman of Kaiser, Mo., the throttleman and driver, respectively, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

A memorial service for Morgan and Tillman was scheduled for Thursday morning in the race pits at the Truman Waterfront. Racing will go on as scheduled Friday and Sunday, according to race director John Carbonell.