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A crash at Daytona International Airport on Saturday, June 22, 2013, killed the pilot and veteran wing walker Jane Wicker instantly, leaving spectators in shock.
Thanh V. Tran/AP
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Jane Wicker, 44, performs at the Vectren Air Show in Daytona, Ohio, just before crashing. The airplane seemed to stall or catch a wind current before it plummeted to the ground.
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The left wing of the 50 HP Stearman airplane is the first to hit the ground.
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The tail of the plane, moments before the it burst into flame.
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Wicker reportedly planned to marry her daredevil fiancé Rock Skowbo on the wings of the plane in 2004, with acting Schwenker as their officiant.
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Smoke rises from the stunt plane. The show opened with a moment of silence to honor wing walker Jane Wicker and the 64-year-old pilot, Charlie Schwenker, on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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Wicker lived in Bristow, Va., and was a mother of two boys.
Courtesy Jane Wicker Airshows Facebook page
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Schwenker was a 38-year veteran pilot, beginning aerobatics in 1990, according to the Flying Circus Airshow.
Courtesy The Flying Circus Airshow
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