Pilot practicing ahead of New York Air Show crashes, dies

29 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Crash at New York Air Show leaves stunt plane’s pilot dead.

The accident happened just after 2 p.m. at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, which is hosting the show, the Federal Aviation Administration said. “He was doing a practice run for the airshow,” said Lucchessi who was at the scene of the crash. “The plane is visible.NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A pilot was killed after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while practicing tricks for a weekend air show in Orange County Friday afternoon, state police said. Benjamin Granucci, who uploaded the photo on Twitter before taking it down, said he believes it was a 1998 Giles G-202 — an aerobatic, fixed-wing single-seater. “What I saw was the aircraft come in for a dive.

It’s in pieces.” The chief added: “It’s a tragedy but fortunately it happened today and not tomorrow when there would be a lot more people in close vicinity. A registration number believed to be associated with the plane according to Granucci is registered to an Andrew Wright in Austin, Texas, FAA records show. On Thursday morning, a F-22 Raptor and F-16 Viper with the air show did a fly over near the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center before heading up the Hudson River to Stewart Airport. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries.

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