SPRINGFIELD — Phil Beaudoin, president of Wright “B” Flyer Inc. commented on the deaths of two of the program's volunteer pilots this weekend. The crash happened during a test flight of the Wright “B” Flyer’s Silver Bird on Saturday morning.
SPRINGFIELD– A fire that broke out early this morning in a Springfield warehouse is now under control.
The blaze at the building owned by Kapp Construction began around 2:30 a.m. The intense fire could be seen for several blocks.
According to WHIO-TV, Mike Hamilton, a controller for Kapp Construction, said no one was near the building and there wasn't much of a material loss. The warehouse was primarily used for storage and is likely a total loss.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
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.