Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) — One of the victims of the fatal Texas Air Show crash was a pilot who had performed at Dayton several times over the past decade.
Craig Hutain died over the weekend during a mid-air collision at the Dallas Air Show, where authorities continue to investigate. The collision caused both aircraft to fall apart seconds after they exploded and burst into flames upon impact.
Dayton Air Show staff say they remember Hootain as one of the best pilots to ever fly in the Miami Valley. Hutain flies to Dayton in the summer and has played here three times in the last decade. His famous routine specialty is “Tora! Tora! Tora!”, World War II reenactments.
Hutain began flying with the airline in 1982 and logged over 34,000 flight hours. Air show staff say they will always remember him as the person who lights up the room he’s in.
“I think we’ll all see a smile on Craig’s face for the media committee, operations personnel, and everyone who worked with him,” said Sheila Wallace, media relations for the Dayton Air Show. Told. the commission said.
“He loved what he did and he loved everyone. You could find him in his smile.”
Futhein started flying at the tender age of 10 and flew alone for the first time at 17.
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