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NTSB: ‘Data collection’ ongoing in Dayton Air Show crash

Published: Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 3:35 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 3:37 PM

Jason Aguilera, the investigator in charge of scrutinizing the Dayton Air Show crash that killed two performers Saturday said data collection is ongoing at this point and a cause determination could be months away.

He said they will be looking at, “man, machine and environment,” meaning the pilot, the plane and weather or other conditions that could have impacted the crash.

He said video from different angles of the crash is crucial to understanding what happened and encouraged individuals who may have photos or videos to come forward and make that footage available to investigators.

“We’re going to take a look at the pilot’s history, training and medical conditions,” he said. That will include an autopsy and toxicology tests on 64-year-old Charlie Schwenker.

He was killed along with 44-year-old Jane Wicker, who was sitting on the underside of the inverted plane when it crashed and burst into flames at 12:46 p.m. Saturday.

Aguilera will be on scene in Dayton for a few more days. A preliminary report will be published on the NTSB web site in about a week.

Aguilera said this is his first air show accident as an investigator.

The wreckage of 450 HP Stearman biplane is in a secure hangar on Dayton Airport Property, he said.

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Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 8:14 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

UPDATE @ 10:39 a.m.:

The missing adult alert issued for James Marques was canceled. 

FIRST REPORT:

A statewide missing adult alert has been issued by Colerain Township police for a 79-year-old man.

Police say James Marques was last seen leaving his residence for a trip to the store in a light blue 2007 Ford Focus, Ohio plate DXZ4199.

Marques was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a blue windbreaker jacket.

Marques is 5’10’’, 150 pounds, has gray/brown hair, hazel eyes and suffers from dementia.

Police have reason to believe he may be in Indiana.

If you have any information on Marques or his whereabouts, please call 911 or 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred to the investigating law enforcement agency. 

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Gates now open for last day of 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:23 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

Blue Angels at the Air Show - June 23, 2018

Gates are open for the last day of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.

>> Saturday highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

PHOTOS: Images from Saturday Air Show

>> RTA offers express shuttle service to Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> How to avoid traffic and parking headaches at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show

>> Parking lots in good shape for Vectren Dayton Air Show

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Injuries reported in 2-vehicle crash involving motorcycle in Dayton

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:23 AM


Police and medics were on scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a black Pontiac Grand Prix in Dayton this morning.

>>Dayton police searching for driver of stolen vehicle involved in serious crash

The accident occurred at South Smithville Road and Oakdale Avenue around 9:55 a.m., according to dispatchers.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available. 

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Author of national best-seller stops in Dayton for book tour

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 7:37 AM

Fans of author Joshua Pollock have the opportunity for a meet and greet during his national book tour for The Heartfulness Way today and Monday. 

Since its introduction to the U.S. market on June 1, the book, written by Pollock and Kamlesh D. Patel, leader of the Heartfulness Institute, has quickly become a national best-seller at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon. 

The two-day area Meet and Meditate event begins today from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dayton Natural Path Meditation Center on 3153 Lantz Road in Beavercreek. 

Monday, Pollock fans can attend from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dayton International Peace Museum on 208 West Monument Avenue. 

Pollock will sign books, answer questions and hold a spiritual meditation. 

To register for the event, click here.

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