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Dayton Air Show Crash: Wing Walker Jane Wicker, Pilot Killed [Video, Update]

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A fiery Ohio air show crash this afternoon at the Dayton Air Show involved a stunt plane with at least one wing walker and pilot aboard, and the condition of both individuals is not currently known.

The Ohio air show crash occurred at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton. No one on the ground was hurt when the stunt plane burst into flames, and several news sources say the fire has been put out:

“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.”

Cleveland.com quotes witness Shawn Warwick of New Knoxville as saying that wing walker Jane Wicker was the other person aboard the craft:

“I noticed it was upside down really close to the ground. She was sitting on the bottom of the plane … I saw it just go right into the ground and explode.”

Wife Cara adds:

“I came back and everybody was just in shock.”

Aboard the plane at the time of the Ohio air show crash were Wicker and a pilot, reportedly Charlie Schwenker.

Below is a video of Jane Wicker’s wing walking before today’s accident:

Video and images of the fiery Dayton Air Show crash began to circulate on Twitter (editor’s note: we removed the Dayton air show crash video when fatalities were announced), and the air show was canceled for the day after the accident:

 

 

 

Update, 2:22 PM: Air show officials confirm that Jane Wicker and her pilot were killed in the crash.

Director of Aviation for the city of Dayton Terrence Slaybaugh says two people were killed at the Vectren Air Show, but has not officially identified the victims.

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