Stunt plane crash at Ohio air show kills wing walker, pilot

A biplane carrying a wing-walker – an aerial daredevil who traverses the length of an aircraft during flight – crashed into a field and burst into a ball of flames during an air show in Ohio, killing the stunt performer and the pilot, organizers of the event said.

Jane Wicker and her veteran pilot, Charles Schwenker, were killed after their biplane slammed into the ground just before 1 p.m. Saturday at the 39th Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport, according to NBC news affiliate WDTN in Dayton.

Disturbing video footage obtained by WDTN shows the vintage biplane turn upside-down as Wicker positions herself on the wing. The announcer narrates Wicker’s acrobatics as the plane soars above a grassy field.

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