Two die in Ohio plane crash

8:26 PM, Jun 22, 2013   |    comments
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Authorities say a plane carrying a wing walker has crashed at an Ohio air show. Both the pilot and stunt walker were killed.

According to WDTN in Dayton, Jane Wicker and her veteran pilot, Charles Schwenker, were killed after their biplane slammed into the ground just before 1 p.m. Saturday at the 39th Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport.

Wicker's website says she took up her risky hobby in 1990 after responding to a classified advertisement from the Flying Circus Airshow in Bealeton, Va., and within years was among an elite cadre of high-altitude daredevils.

She was reportedly a contract budget analyst with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the AP.

Authorities did not immediately specify a cause of the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration and other agencies are investigating the incident, according to a statement from show organizers.

No spectators were injured.

 

 

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