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Army Skydiver Dies From Chicago Air Show Injuries

Corey Hood was an Iraq, Afghanistan vet

(Newser) - Tragedy for the Army's Golden Knights: Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, a parachutist who served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned two Bronze Stars, has died from injuries suffered at the Chicago Air & Water Show . A Golden Knights spokeswoman says the 32-year-old from Cincinnati was knocked... More »

Plane Crashes at Calif. Air Show

Biplane was flying upside-down when accident happened

(Newser) - A civilian biplane crashed at an air show in Northern California today, sending plumes of black smoke across Travis Air Force Base, KTVU reports. The crash occurred away from spectators, and no injuries were reported, but the pilot has not been accounted for. The Stearman plane was flying upside down... More »

Wing Walker, Pilot Killed in Air Show Plane Crash

It goes down near Dayton

(Newser) - A wing walker and pilot were killed today in a fiery plane crash at an air show near Dayton, Ohio, the AP reports. They were identified as stunt woman Jane Wicker and pilot Charlie Schwenker, according to the Dayton Daily News . "My understanding is there was nothing [emergency responders]... More »

Latest Victim of Budget Cuts: Air Shows

Dozens of shows called off after Blue Angels, Thunderbirds grounded

(Newser) - Automatic federal budget cuts have sent air shows around the US into a tailspin from which some may never recover. The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds jet teams and the Golden Knights parachute team, the biggest attractions at many shows, were grounded April 1, causing 60 of the country's 300... More »

Wing Walker Plunges to His Death

Stuntman Todd Green slips as he reaches for helicopter in Michigan air show

(Newser) - A horrified crowd watched yesterday as a Michigan wing walker plunged to his death during an air show stunt. Todd Green fell some 200 feet at the Air National Guard Base in Selfridge near Detroit as he attempted to grab onto a helicopter hovering over the plane. "I thought... More »

Paris Air Show Hits Turbulence

Tragedy, economic losses hang over 100th show

(Newser) - Clouds hang over the launch of the 100th anniversary Paris Air Show today as investigators continue to pore over the wreckage of Air France flight 447. Bad business news combines with the tragedy to make this year's event less than stellar. Russia's first post-Soviet jetliner is expected to upstage Western... More »

Bill Murray Drops In on Air Show

Actor hurls himself from 13,500 feet for perfect landing at Chicago show

(Newser) - Wisecracking comedian Bill Murray launched himself from 13,500 feet to start off the Chicago Air and Water Show yesterday, AP reports. "Is there some frequent flier program?" quipped the 57-year-old actor before leaping from a plane and executing several spins strapped to the belly of a sergeant from... More »

Pilots Killed at Two Air Shows

One collided with another plane, the other crashed doing loop-the-loop

(Newser) - A stunt pilot doing loop-the-loops at a Dayton air show was killed in a crash today, just a day after another pilot died in a Oshkosh, WI, air show. The stunt pilot  was flying one of two  S2S biplanes when he crashed at the end of the runway, before thousands... More »

Pilot Killed in S.C. Blue Angel Crash

First crash of elite Navy flyers since 1999

(Newser) - Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis crashed his F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter today during an air show in Beaufort, SC where he and five other members of the Blue Angel demonstration team were flying. The crash took the pilot’s life and also injured eight people on the ground. More »

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