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Sunday
Mar272011

Pilot Killed During Air Show in Florida

WFTV-TV(BUNNELL, Fla.) -- A Tennessee pilot is dead after his plane burst into flames and spiraled to the ground during an air show in Florida on Saturday.

William E. Walker, 58, lost control of his YAK-52 Russian military plane during formation around 4:30 p.m. at the Flagler County air show, and was killed instantly when the plane went crashing down in front of a crowd of people.

No one else was injured in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Organizers canceled the remainder of the show on Saturday as FHP officials continued to look into the circumstances of the incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the cause of the crash and have released no other details.

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