Stunt plane crashes while practicing tricks for weekend air show in New York, killing pilot

Associated Press

Police say a stunt plane has crashed while practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York, killing the pilot.

Trooper Steven Nevel says the propeller-driven plane crashed at around 2 p.m. Friday at Stewart International Airport in the Orange County town of New Windsor. The New York Air Show is scheduled to take place there this weekend.

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The pilot was the only person in the plane.

It wasn't immediately clear what went wrong.

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