Stunt Plane Crashes Ahead of NY Air Show, Killing Pilot

28 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash At Michigan Airport.

The aircraft in question appears to be a 1998 Giles G-202, with the registration N18FJ, according to one witness, photographer and air enthusiast Benjamin Granucci. “What I saw was the aircraft come in for a dive.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. As it pulled up, it suddenly crossed the crowd line and spun towards the ground,” Granucci tweeted. “We heard a thud but saw no smoke or flames.”

The crash happened around 2 p.m. at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is scheduled to take place this weekend, according to State Trooper Steven Nevel. 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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