Dayton Air Show

Entertainment
12:57 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dayton Air Show ready to take off this weekend

The Blue Angels flying in formation.
Credit Vectren Dayton Air Show / Provided

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels top the list of attractions this weekend at the annual Dayton Air Show. The aerial team arrived Thursday after a morning fly-over in Cincinnati.

The US Marine Corps Harrier jet and the Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute team are also set to appear.

Air Show spokesman Tim Gaffney says community support has been strong as the air show looks to rebound from the sequester which forced the Thunderbirds to pull out of the show last year.

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Dayton Air Show
3:50 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

"Pilot error' led to deadly air show crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says "pilot error" is to blame for the fiery crash that left two people dead at last month's Dayton Air Show.

Wing Walker Jane Wicker and pilot Charles Schwenker were both killed when their 1941 Boeing Sterman glider plane crashed into the ground during a mid-day performance at the annual air show.

The FAA and NTSB are still investigating and will issue the final official cause at a later date.

Dayton Air Show
5:13 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Preliminary answers on Dayton Air Show crash could come this week

Federal officials investigating Saturday’s plane crash at the Dayton Air Show say it may take up to a year before the cause of the crash can be determined.

An initial coroner’s report say that 44-year-old wing-walker Jane Wicker and the plane’s pilot, 64-year-old Charlie Schwenker, died of blunt force trauma.

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to release an initial report later this week. The NTSB is also requesting anyone with video or pictures of the crash to submit them to air show officials to help with the investigation.

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