Jane Wicker, 44, and her pilot, Charlie Schwenker, 64, died in a tragic biplane accident during Jane’s wing walking exhibition at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton, Ohio.
The tragic crash and explosion was caught on video. Please be warned it’s very graphic.
Jane Wicker lost her life doing what she loved, after doing wing walking stunts for over a decade.
Wicker was very excited for her show in Dayton, Ohio, taking to Twitter to discuss the air show.
She tweeted on June 16, “Ahhhh!!! Felt good to get back on the wing. Did the hang with no problem. All set for Dayton!”
She tweeted days later, “In Dayton ready to rock this town. Had a great drive. Must get to bed if I want to be fresh for those 6:40am and 7:10 am interviews.”
On June 17, the mother of two jokingly tweeted about the upcoming stunt, “See you there. Might need to use your protective services in Dayton. ;). JK. It will be a blast!”
The plane crash happened as the crowd at the air show watched in horror.
A statement was posted on Facebook, saying, “It is with sad hearts that we announce that Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker were tragically killed while performing at the Vectren Dayton Airshow. We ask for your prayers for the families and privacy of all involved and allow them time to grieve and work through these events.”
Wicker, a mother of two boys, was engaged to a member of her team, Rock Skowbo, planning to marry on the wing of the plane.
2 dead in Dayton air show crash
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