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Pilot Who Crashed in Fairfield Air Show Died of Burns 

 
Posted June 26th, 2014 @ 9:18am by The Associated Press

An autopsy report says the pilot of a vintage biplane that crashed during a Northern California air show died of burns.

The Air Force Wednesday says a Solano County autopsy report concluded extensive thermal injuries killed 77-year-old Eddie Andreini.

His plane crashed before 85,000 people during a May 4 show at Travis Air Force Base.

The plane was upside down and 20 feet off the ground for a stunt where a knife attached to it was supposed to cut a ribbon.

Instead, investigators say the plane struck the runway, slid and burst into flames before coming to a stop. 

-- The Associated Press

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