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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:48 AM Edited by Coat., 23 June 2013 - 03:59 AM.

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A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker, authorities said.
The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton in front of thousands of horrified spectators. No one else was hurt.
A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed.
Ian Hoyt, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the show with his girlfriend. He told The Associated Press he was taking photos as the plane passed by and had just raised his camera to take another shot.
"Then I realized they were too low and too slow. And before I knew it, they hit the ground," he said.
He couldn't tell exactly what happened, but it appeared that the plane stalled and didn't have enough air speed, he said. He credited the pilot for steering clear of spectators and potentially saving lives.
"Had he drifted more, I don't know what would have happened," Hoyt said. He said he had been excited to see the show because he'd never seen the scheduled performer -- wing walker Jane Wicker -- in action.
On the video, the announcer narrates as the plane glides through the sky and rolls over while the stuntwoman perches on a wing.
"Now she's still on that far side. Keep an eye on Jane. Keep an eye on Charlie. Watch this! Jane Wicker, sitting on top of the world," the announcer said, right before the plane makes a quick turn and nosedive.
Federal records show that biplane was registered to Wicker, who lived in Loudon, Va. A man who answered the phone at a number listed for Wicker on her website said he had no comment and hung up.
One of the pilots listed on Wicker's website was named Charlie Schwenker. A post on Jane Wicker Airshows' Facebook page announced the deaths of Wicker and Schwenker and asked for prayers for their families.


Source: http://www.foxnews.c...-ohio-air-show/

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When I saw this, all I thought was this:


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:54 AM Edited by lil weasel, 23 June 2013 - 03:23 AM.

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Video, Too low: Watch it dive into the ground:

http://www.foxnews.c...-ohio-air-show/

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:14 AM

Does it ever f*cking end? R.I.P to the victims.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:30 AM

QUOTE (Valenta @ Sunday, Jun 23 2013, 14:14)
Does it ever f*cking end? R.I.P to the victims.

What do you mean? The craziness of the stunts? I mean he would have died wing walking or inside the plane, pretty cool way to die at least.

People take risks, people die, it happens, it's horrible, I know exactly what the family will be feeling.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:46 AM

^^^The amount of deaths in the news this month, this being the latest.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:53 AM

QUOTE (Valenta @ Sunday, Jun 23 2013, 03:46)
^^^The amount of deaths in the news this month, this being the latest.

People die everyday, every minute. Just because it is in the news, doesn't make it that significant.

@lil weseal - Just watched video. Truly terrifying.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:02 AM

QUOTE (Coat. @ Sunday, Jun 23 2013, 14:53)
QUOTE (Valenta @ Sunday, Jun 23 2013, 03:46)
^^^The amount of deaths in the news this month, this being the latest.

People die everyday, every minute. Just because it is in the news, doesn't make it that significant.

It does make you think though.




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