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Kansas City air show resumes day after fatal crash

Kansas City air show resumes day after fatal crash

August 21st, 2011 in News

Remains of a fiery crash that killed a stunt pilot who couldn't pull out of a downward spiral are seen during the Kansas City Air Expo Air Show at the Kansas City Wheeler Downtown Airport, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. Aviation Department spokesman Joe McBride says the biplane crashed Saturday into the grass at a downtown airport airfield. Event officials identified the pilot as Bryan Jensen, though no other information was released. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg)

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The annual Kansas City Aviation Expo has resumed a day after a stunt pilot crashed to his death in front of thousands of spectators.

Bryan Jensen was performing maneuvers in his small plane at 1:45 p.m. Saturday when he didn't pull out of a dive in time and crashed.

The show halted after the fiery crash, and spectators were ushered out of Wheeler Downtown Airport.

But, the show resumed Sunday.

Jensen flew a custom-built biplane dubbed "The Beast" in air shows across the country. His website says he has logged more than 23,000 hours of flight time for major airlines and was promoted to captain by Delta Airlines earlier this year.

A message left Sunday morning on Delta's after-hours pager was not immediately returned.