NTSB in “final stage” of Dayton air show crash investigation

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s been a year since two people were killed during a performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The National Transportation Safety Board which has been investigating the cause of the air show crash has yet to issue a final report.

The preliminary report indicated, “The airplane completed a left tear drop style turn.  Jane Wicker was on the bottom side of the lower left wing.”

It also stated, “The airplane abruptly rolled to the right and impacted terrain in a descending left-wing-low altitude.”  A fire followed the crash.  Wicker and Pilot Charlie Schwenker were killed.

Air Safety Investigator Jason Aguilera told 2 NEWS Investigates the investigation is still open and in its final stage. He said he is waiting on additional information from the NTSB’s laboratory in DC concerning analysis of the video and photos submitted by spectators.

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