Biplane Pilot Killed in Oregon Air Show Crash

Stock Photo: balloonguy/iStock/Thinkstock(MADRAS, Ore.) -- A biplane pilot was killed after a crash at an air show in Oregon on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Saturday. Pilot Marcus Bruce Paine, 61, was flying the Stearman biplane as part of the Airshow of the Cascades when he crashed. The plane then caught fire. The FAA says that Paine was the only person on board the plane at the time of the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration was present at the airshow, and will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, the JCSO said.

"It is with heavy hearts that the Airshow of the Cascades announces the loss of the talented aerobatic performer, Marcus Paine, during his Saturday afternoon performance in Madras, Oregon," a statement from the airshow organizers said. "The Paine Family and the airshow community appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

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