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Killed stunt pilot grew up in Glenville

Former Glenville resident died at air show in Ohio

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Charlie Schwenker was consumed in a ball of fire when his biplane crashed during an Ohio air show Saturday. The crash was caught on film, allowing thousands to see the aircraft roll upside-down, wingwalker Jane Wicker sitting on the wing, before darting sharply into the ground. It was a startling end to what Charlie’s brother David Schwenker described as a careful and measured life. “That’s why this is such a shock,” he said. “Charlie was ...

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