With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death

30 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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

FAA records list the Giles G202 experimental aircraft as belonging to Andrew Wright of Austin, Texas, though the identity of the pilot killed has not been released. He is scheduled to fly his stunt plane at the Thunder Over The Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City early next month while attempting to perform the most inverted flat spins for a new Guinness World Record.

Benjamin Granucci, who tweeted out the photo of Wright’s striped plane in a clear blue sky, describing hearing a “thud” during the crash but said there wasn’t any smoke or flames. “What I saw was the aircraft come in for a dive. As it pulled up, it suddenly crossed the crowd line and spun towards the ground,” Granucci, who lists himself as an editor for NYC Aviation, tweeted.

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