RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) - Many who attended Saturday's air show went to the National Museum of the United States Air Force after the remaining acts for the day were canceled.
"We just saw a big explosion go up over the tops of the news vans that were there," said Cale Richey, spectator.
Tom Phillips was only 200 yards from the deadly plane crash at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. He watched in horror as tragedy unfolded.
"He turned upside down right near the center of the show and it looked like he was too low or he lost power. It rose up a little bit and then we saw an explosion. I mean we ran up to get a look but it was just tragic but nothing that we could do," said Phillips.
Meanwhile, Cale Richey was looking at some displays when he just happened to glance up at the sky moments before the crash.
I saw the plane, really low and kind of coming down. It looked like it was sideways at the time and right after that, I saw the fire come up but didn't actually see it hit," said Richey. "What was your first thought after that? 'That no one probably survived and it was fast and it was just a steep angle. It was my first thought," said Richey.
Both spectators say this shows the dangers of these stunts.
"There is risk involved, of course, you're never going to be able to take that completely away. It's like any other sport or entertainment, there's always some kind of risk."
"They have all my sympathies obviously but they knew what they were doing when they went up in that plane today."
Most people we spoke with Saturday are planning to return to the show Sunday.
Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.