Posted: Sep 17, 2011 3:53 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A World War II-era plane has crashed and burst into flames on a runway at a West Virginia air show.
Officials reported no injuries Saturday among spectators at the airfield. Details on the pilot's condition were unavailable.
The crash comes a day after a stunt pilot in Nevada crashed at an air show there, killing nine.
West Virginia Air National Guard spokesman Lt. Nathan Mueller says the T-28 aircraft crashed while it performed during a routine at the Thunder over the Blue Ridge and Open House and Air Show.
A Federal Aviation Administration registry says the plane is registered to John Mangan of Concord, N.C. A message at Mangan's home was not immediately returned.
The Journal of Martinsburg reports the aircraft lost control during a six-plane stunt formation.
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