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Pilot, stunt walker killed in plane crash at Ohio air show
FOX NEWS ^ | AP via FOX

Posted on 06/22/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT by Doogle

DAYTON, Ohio – A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said.

The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport. No spectators were 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: airplane; airplanes; airshow; dayton; planes; stunt; wingwalking
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1 posted on 06/22/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Maybe, but it could also have been a broken control.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 3:45:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Doogle

3 posted on 06/22/2013 3:46:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

R.I.P.

Some of these sports can be pretty daring. It raises philosophical questions of why man does what he does. Ultimately it traces to spirituality. Psychology can only tell us how, spirituality tells us why.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 3:46:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Chode

ping


5 posted on 06/22/2013 3:47:17 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gorush

Looks to me like he was having trouble and tried to roll out of the inverted position but didnt have enough altitude.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 3:49:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Doogle

Very sad .... RIP


7 posted on 06/22/2013 3:51:05 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: driftdiver

I’m sure they had done this numerous times before. It seems that trouble would be met with more power at that point, we may never know.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 3:51:41 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Doogle
Almost 21,000 hours in all types and I never entertained the idea of walking out onto the wing especially while inverted!

The stunt is entertaining but allows no room for error. The pilot and his wing walker died doing what they loved to do. May they rest in peace.

9 posted on 06/22/2013 3:53:02 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Doogle

damn shame... VERY pretty girl RIP


10 posted on 06/22/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

She had two sons too.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 3:58:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Doogle

You can tempt fate all you like, but in the end everyone obeys the laws of physics. Perhaps someone can explain why a rational person would participate in such stunts. Truly brave people simply do not behave that way.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 4:00:16 PM PDT by allendale
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Turns out the her ex-husband was the pilot and she was enganged to “Rock” her mechanic. All theories aside, their children lost both parents.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 4:02:45 PM PDT by j_guru
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To: vladimir998

even worse


14 posted on 06/22/2013 4:03:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle

Oh, how sad! A wing-walker whom we had seen perform here died a couple of years ago, after being burned when the plane’s engine caught fire. What an incredibly dangerous occupation!

As someone said below, we can only guess why people do this.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 4:07:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Doogle

Couldn’t pay me to watch such an idiotic thing.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 4:12:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: All

so sad,,, we were at this same airshow last year...


17 posted on 06/22/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Doogle

Just got back from an air show.

I must admit, some of the stunts are nuts.


18 posted on 06/22/2013 4:17:35 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Doogle

Damn shame.
The Dayton airshow is a goody.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 4:20:40 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Doogle

RIP daring souls..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zup0DU8_AJQ


20 posted on 06/22/2013 4:26:35 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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