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LOCAL AIR SHOW MANAGER REFLECTS ON OHIO AIR SHOW CRASH

Written by Matt Davis on June 25, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Tragedy occurred at an air show near Dayton, Ohio over the weekend as two were killed in a fiery plane crash.  Wing walker Jane Wicker, age 44, and her pilot Charlie Schwenker, age 64, died on Saturday while performing an aerial stunt at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

John Cowman, president of Rome-based JLC Air Show Management, is saddened by the crash.  He says that the NTSB and the FAA are conducting a thorough investigation into the incident.

Cowman’s JLC Air Show Management presents the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show at the Russell Airport in Rome in the fall.  This year’s show is set for October 12-13.

Cowman indicates that not all air show emergencies end in tragedy.  He sites another incident occurred over the weekend that resulted in a happy ending.  It involved one of the performers from last year’s Wings Over North Georgia Air Show.  John Klatt with the Air National Guard experienced engine failure during an air show on Sunday, but managed to get the plane safely on the ground.

Cowman urges the public to make their plans to attend the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show.  Again, it is set for October 12th and 13th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome and will be highlighted by an appearance by the Black Diamond Jet Team.  For tickets or more information, visit www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com.

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