SPRINGFIELD — A crash during the test flight Wright “B” Flyer’s Silver Bird caused the deaths of two local pilots Saturday morning.
Pilots Mitchell Cary and Don Gum were killed on impact shortly after they announced they were making a forced landing. The volunteer pilots were flying with Phil Beaudoin's nonprofit organization, Wright "B" Flyer Inc., which uses Wright replica planes to promote Dayton, Ohio, as the birthplace of aviation.
Federal investigators say an announcement of what likely caused the crash could take up to eight months.
Janeal Ravndal got her start in poetry by borrowing a verse from her mother and taking it to school as a child, "and the teacher was so pleased that I decided I was a poet too."
Hailing from Yellow Springs, Ravndal often writes occasional verse, a style of poetry her mother also writes. In this interview, Ravndal shares several occasion verse poems with Conrad Balliet and talks about the craft of writing.