Ohio air show resumes after stuntwoman, pilot die

6/23/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A wing walker performs at the Vectren Air Show just before crashing, Saturday near Dayton, Ohio. The crash killed the pilot and the stunt walker instantly, authorities said.
A wing walker performs at the Vectren Air Show just before crashing, Saturday near Dayton, Ohio. The crash killed the pilot and the stunt walker instantly, authorities said.

CINCINNATI — Spectators have returned to an air show in southwestern Ohio a day after a pilot and wing walker were killed in a horrifying crash that was captured on video.

Gates at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton opened early today, with the day’s events set to begin with a moment of silence to honor pilot Charlie Schwenker and wing walker Jane Wicker.

The two were killed Saturday when the plane crashed suddenly in front of spectators who screamed in shock as the aircraft quickly was engulfed in flames. No one else was hurt.

The show was canceled for the rest of the day but reopened today.

The cause of the crash is unclear and the conclusion of an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board likely will take months.

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