VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) - Federal Transportation Officials have released it's preliminary findings into what caused a deadly crash at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The report relies heavily on videos and photos submitted by spectators that shows around 12:45 pm on Saturday , June 22 the Boeing-Stearman airplane, operated by Jane Wicker Air Shows, impacted terrain at Dayton International Airport.
The report states the plane completed a left "tear drop" style turn, crossing in front of the spectators from the left.
The report goes on to say that wing walker Jane Wicker had positioned herself on the bottom side of the lower left wing.
As the airplane approached the crowd, it rolled upside down, then abruptly rolled to the right impacting terrain, killing Wicker and her pilot Charlie Schwenker.
The report details the post impact fire that ensued, the 150 feet debris field and impact crater which was 11 feet long, 6 feet wide and at least a foot deep which was located about 40 feet from the beginning of the ground scars, according to the NTSB report findings.
The report also states that all flight controls were accounted for at the accident site.
The report said at the time of the accident, wind was recorded at 10 knots, visibility at 9 miles, a broken ceiling at 3,500 feet, temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit with a dew point of 72 F, and barometric pressure of 30.18 inches of mercury.
The preliminary report does not state an official cause of the crash. NTSB officials say that could be months away.
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