Stunt plane crashes at Ohio air show killing two

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2 Fatalities in Dayton Air Show Crash
2 Fatalities in Dayton Air Show Crash

A plane crash at an air show in Ohio killed both a wing walker and pilot during a performance.

The Huffington Post reports that the wing walker was named as Jane Wicker and that she was on the stunt plane when it crashed at the Vectren Dayton Air Show on Saturday.

A post on Jane Wicker Air Shows' official Facebook page read: "It is with sad hearts that we announce that Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker were tragically killed while performing at the Vectren Dayton Airshow. We ask for your prayers for the families and privacy of all involved and allow them time to grieve and work through these events."

According to, the plane did a cartwheel and burst into flames as it hit the ground.

A fire truck extinguished the flames within minutes but emergency workers were unable to save the victims.

Ian Hoyt, 20, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the show with his girlfriend and told The Associated Press he was taking photos as the plane passed by and had raised his camera to take another shot.

"Then I realised they were too low and too slow. And before I knew it, they hit the ground," he said.

"I'm still shaking," Hoyt added.

The names of the victims were not immediately released but an event schedule and the announcer of the show said Wicker was performing.

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