Pilots Killed at Two Air Shows

One collided with another plane, the other crashed doing loop-the-loop
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2007 6:50 PM CDT

(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 of fans.

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Yesterday, two single-engine war planes collided as they were landing, killing one of the pilots. The two P-51 Mustangs clipped wings; the second pilot suffered minor injuries. On Monday another pilot died attempting to break a speed record en route to Oshkosh when his experimental plane crashed into an apartment building in Switzerland. (Read more air show stories.)

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