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06/22/2013

Unbelievable photos of wing walker crash at Vectren Air Show in Dayton, Ohio

A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at the Vectren Air Show in Dayton, Ohio, and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said. A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing (Jane Wicker, reportedly the wing walker performing, demonstrated her routine for WDTN earlier). The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed. The crash killed the pilot and the stunt walker instantly, authorities said.

This sequence of photos, by Thanh V Tran of The Associated Press, captures the horrific accident.

 

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You can see the poor woman being mangled in picture 3. Perhaps a shock warning would be appropriate at the top for sensitive viewers?

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