Scholarship to honor pilot killed at KC air show
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A scholarship will be created to honor the memory of a stunt pilot whose plane crashed during the Kansas City Air Show.
Fifty-year-old Bryan Jensen of Ponte Vedra, Fla., was performing loops and spirals Saturday afternoon when his biplane failed to pull out of a dive. The plane crashed in flames on grass next to a runway at Wheeler Downtown Airport.
Air show officials announced Monday that a scholarship in Jensen's honor will be established through the Mid-American Youth Aviation Association. Details will be announced later.
Jensen was a Minnesota native who grew up in Iowa and went on to fly commercial jetliners.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash. Sunday's show was dedicated to Jensen and went off without any problems.