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Wing Walker Killed in Ohio Air Show Performed in Louisa

The plane that crashed at an Ohio air show, killing the pilot and stunt walker, is registered to a veteran wing walker.

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Wicker in Louisa County

Wing walker Jane Wicker, whose plane is registered in Loudon, put on a show for spectators at the Louisa Air Show in September 2011.

Wicker waved to the crowd atop the plane at Freeman Field on Sept. 3, 2011. She said at the time she requires a lot of trust in her pilot, who at the time was her ex-husband.

June 22, 2013

CINCINNATI (AP) - The plane that crashed at an Ohio air show, killing the pilot and stunt walker, is registered to a veteran wing walker.

Federal records show that the Boeing Stearman biplane that crashed Saturday at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton was registered to Jane Wicker of Loudon, Va.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Wicker was also a contract employee who worked as an FAA budget analyst.

An FAA official says the kind of aircraft that crashed was heavily used for pilot training during World War II.

The plane turned upside-down as Wicker sat on top of the wing before it titled and crashed into the ground, bursting into flames.

The air show canceled the rest of Saturday's events after the crash but planned to resume Sunday.


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