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Pilot and Stunt Walker Killed at Dayton Air Show
The plane that crashed at an Ohio air show, killing the pilot and stunt walker, is registered to a veteran wing walker.
Federal records show that the Boeing Stearman biplane that crashed Saturday at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton was registered to Jane Wicker of Loudon, Va.
The Federal Aviation Administration says Wicker was also a contract employee who worked as an FAA budget analyst.
An FAA official says the kind of aircraft that crashed was heavily used for pilot training during World War II.
The plane turned upside-down as Wicker sat on top of the wing before it titled and crashed into the ground, bursting into flames.
The air show canceled the rest of Saturday's events after the crash but planned to resume Sunday.
Statement from the Dayton Air Show’s website www.DaytonAirShow.com
On Saturday June 22, 2013 at approximately 1:00 PM a wing-walk performer had a fatal accident while performing at the 2013 Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger. Although no official announcement has been made, show officials believe that the two performers involved did not survive.
The accident was isolated and no other injuries were reported. FAA and other officials are on site investigating the incident.
Air show officials have announced that the Saturday show flying operations have been cancelled and normal operations will resume on Sunday.
The show will honor Saturday's tickets at Sunday's show.