This video report on the stunt plane crash at a Texas air show was made only a few days after it had happened. Reporter interviewed pilot Kyle Franklin who spoke of how he and his wife Amanda would carry on flying, but she didn’t make it. Two months after their crash landing, wingwalker Amanda Franklin died from complications from severe burns she sustained in the crash. She was only 25.
Married couple of air stuntmen who called themselves Franklin’s Flying Circus performed the stunt named “Pirated Skies” at Air Fiesta in Brownsville, Texas on March 12, 2011. Their engine stuttered and caught fire while Amanda Franklin was attached to the wings with a harness. She was able to release the harness and get back inside the plane, but the plane hit the ground right after, smashing her face against the front panel. The impact broke Amanda’s neck, leaving her trapped inside as ensuing fire fried 70% of her body.
Parents of Kyle and Amanda died 6 years earlier in a mid-air accident. Vide of their crash is below: