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A collection of stories and information about those whose lives were not only cut short, but were killed on stage, in front of an audience. We honor the ones who lived to entertain us, but who never expected their deaths would occur in the spotlight.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pilot Identified In West Virginia Air Show Crash

The pilot who died in this weekend's second fatal airshow crash was named. He was John "Flash" Mangan, a father of three and 13-year serviceman in the Air Force. He died in front of the crowd at the Thunder Over The Blue Ridge airshow Saturday, Sept. 17.

His accident and death seems to be getting overshadowed by the crash in Reno, admittedly a harder crash to comprehend since spectators' deaths were involved, so I thought I'd take the time to look into Mangan's accident here.

The AP has and article up interviewing Mangan's son that gives insight into this pilot. You can find it here: AP interview with Sean Mangan.

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