Horrifying Plane Crash at Dayton Air Show as 'Wing Walker' Performs

plane explodingHorrific news out of Dayton, Ohio: Today at the citiy's annual Vectren Dayton Air Show, a wing walker's plane crashed.

The wing walker, reported by WHIO-TV, to be Jane Wicker, was walking on the stunt plane when it crashed. Witnesses at the show said that the plane exploded as it hit the ground.

According to one bystander:

All of a sudden I heard screaming and looked up and there was a fire ball.

From another bystander at the Dayton Air Show:

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.

How horrifying. A fun day out at an airshow turned into something unspeakable for so many people who were watching -- children included. (The show announcer encouraged parents to move children away from the crash scene.)

And how terrifying for those on the plane. The conditions of the wing walker and her pilot are unknown. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families.

Show organizers canceled the show for the day.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: Authorities say the crash has killed the pilot and the stunt walker.

 

Image via Steve Mehaffie/YouTube

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miche... micheledo

So sad. My heart goes out to their families.



This always reminds me of a friend of my parents who was a pilot. He flew in an air show and went down with his plane. It was verified by many that he had plenty of time to eject, yet he purposely stayed with the plane to crash it where there were no crowds. :( Thankful no one else was hurt in this accident.

nativ... nativemama18

They are dead but the bodies arnt identified yet that is why they havmt released if they are okay or not I imagine there to burnt to identify

Daphne Hamm

It has been confirmed that both the pilot and the wingwalker are dead! My condolences to their families

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