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UPDATE: Spectators Weigh in On What They Saw Just Before Crash
VANDALIA --Many of the people who saw Saturday's deadly air show crash, knew something was wrong when they saw the plane low to the ground
"I'm not sure if it was a mistake or if there was a mechanical problem not sure," said Joel John, who witnessed the crash, "From what I saw it was really low, they tried to do a flip and that's where it looked like the pilot lost the balance"
Joel John and other lookers were feet away from the crash and had a front row view of the horror.
"We came really early to catch closer look to all the stunts and we never thought that we would witness this so it's really sad."
"It's kind of surreal that you can't believe that something like that happened in front of you," said Sean Cliver, who also saw the plane go down, "You just kindof in a state of shock, you really don't know what to think and I just started praying."
The two victims have been identified as Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker.
"This is a tragedy for what's a very small community," said the Director of Aviation, Terry Slaybaught, "Obviously our thoughts and prayers go out to those two individuals and their families"
The highway patrol is now investigating what went wrong.
"We'll investigate the crash on the scene," said Lt. Mark Nichols, "We will kind of forward our investigation what we get to the FAA and work with them."
The Airshow will resume tomorrow - and some former pilots say that's what the aviation community what have wanted.
"They would tell you that they want the show to go on," commented Andy Stanley, "Because that's what they live for that's what they love."
The show will go on tomorrow - right before the opening act at noon there will be a moment of silence for the two victims.
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