Wing walker, pilot die in crash at Ohio air show

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Video: Dayton air show crash leaves fiery aftermath

This photo provided provided WHIO TV shows a plane after it crashed Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/WHIO-TV)

 


 


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials are reporting two killed at Ohio air show when a plane carrying a wing walker crashed and burst in flames, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities say the crash killed the pilot and stunt walker, the Associated Press reports.

Media outlets are reporting that a stunt plane carrying a wing walker has crashed at an air show in western Ohio.

Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes and Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press on Saturday.

The crash happened early Saturday afternoon at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton. No spectators were injured.

The show has been canceled for the remainder of the day. The names of those killed weren't released immediately.

A schedule posted on the event's website had Jane Wicker scheduled to perform.

A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as Wicker sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, exploding into flames as spectators scream.

A fire dispatcher confirmed a crash Saturday to The Associated Press but had no other information.

The Dayton Daily News and several TV stations say the plane burst into flames when it hit the ground. A fire truck extinguished the blaze.

There was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot, wing walker or anyone else aboard the plane. No one on the ground was hurt.

A spokeswoman for the Vectren Air Show near Dayton didn't immediately return a telephone message.

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