Mitchell Cary

Around the Miami Valley
12:06 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Funerals Set for Ohio Pilots in Biplane Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Visitations and funeral services have been set for the two pilots killed in the crash of a Wright Brothers-style biplane in western Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports the families of 73-year-old Don Gum and 64-year-old Mitchell Cary will receive visitors separately Wednesday evening, and the families scheduled funeral services for Thursday.

The men were members of Wright "B" Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.

Federal investigators say an announcement of what caused the crash last Saturday could take up to eight months.

Around the Miami Valley
12:39 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Phil Beaudoin Comments on Crash and Pilots

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.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:09 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Two Pilots Die in Wright Flyer Crash

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.