|Plane Crash at Air Show Kills Two|
|By GILLIAN MOHNEY (@gillianmohney)||Jun 22, 2013, 3:11 PM|
A pilot and wing walker were both killed today when their plane crashed at a Dayton, Ohio, air show according to the Ohio State Police.
Video from the event appeared to show a wing walker sitting on the wing of her single-engine plane as it suddenly crashed into a grassy field at the Dayton International Airport.
Although the names of those killed have not been officially released, Jane Wicker, a wing walker, and her pilot Charlie Schwenker were the only wing walker team scheduled to perform at the Vectren Dayton Air Show, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane that crashed was licensed to Wicker, an FAA official told ABCNews.com.
A post on the Jane Wicker Airshows Facebook addressed the crash.
"It is with sad hearts that we announce that Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker were tragically killed while performing at the Vectren Dayton Airshow," read the post. "We ask for your prayers for the families and privacy of all involved and allow them time to grieve and work through these events."
The Vectren Dayton Air Show has been cancelled for the rest of the day, but will continue tomorrow.
According to her website, Wicker has been wing walking since 1990, when she answered an ad because she thought "it would be an exciting way to enter the air show business."
In addition to being a wing walker and pilot, according to her website, she is also a full-time budget analyst at the FAA.
A man who answered the number listed on Jane Wicker's website declined to comment.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the crash.