DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A wing walker and her pilot were killed instantly when their stunt plane crashed into a a ball of fire just before 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
2 NEWS confirms the wing walking act starring Jane Wicker was flying at the time. Her air show Facebook page identified the deceased pilot as Charlie Schwenker.
The plane appeared to be flying too low when its wing clipped the ground and the plane crashed. The plane rolled before bursting into flames.
The Ohio State Patrol said there was nothing rescuers could do when they arrived on the scene of the crash.
No spectators were injured.
Stunt plane pilot Jim LeRoy as killed in 2007 when his biplane crashed at the Dayton Air Show.
SHOW CANCELED SATURDAY
Organizers announced the remainder of Saturday's air show would be canceled. Tickets to Saturday's show will be honored when the show resumes Sunday.
We will continue to bring you more information as it becomes available.
"I don't do it for the money..." Jane told WDTN in an interview Friday , "I do it for the fun."
Jane told WDTN's Dan Edwards that she was engaged to be married and planed to be married on the wing of the plane.
"I'm never nervous or scared because I know if I do everything as I usually do, everything's going to be just fine," she told Living Dayton Friday in a live interview .
Jane began her aviation career in 1988. In 1990, she answered a job opening for a wing walker for Flying Circus Airshow.
CRASH VIDEO (WARNING: GRAPHIC) Click here for the video
The Ohio State Patrol reports the NTSB will be called in to investigate as is normal procedure following an aircraft incident.
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