Pilot Dies When Stunt Plane Crashes During New York Air Show Practice

A pilot died Friday after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley.

The plane crashed around 2 p.m. at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is scheduled to take place this weekend

The pilot was the only person in the plane, an experimental aircraft owned by Andrew Wright, of Austin, Texas, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel.

Aviation journalist Benjamin Granucci, of the blog NYC Aviation, tweeted that the plane appeared to be a single-engine Giles G-202.

He said the plane was making a practice run for the weekend's events. He said that it appeared the aircraft crashed into the ground after coming out of a dive.

A woman at the air show box office said the show will go on as scheduled.

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