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Pilot is identified in deadly crash at Virginia Air Show

The pilot killed Friday night in the crash of an aerobatics aircraft at a Virginia Air Show was identified Saturday by the state police as Jon S. Thocker of Cincinnati.

The police said he was doing "aerodynamic maneuvers" near the Culpeper regional airport when his home-made plane crashed in a field. Airshow News called the plane an RV-8.

The publication says that Thocker has resigned from a 25-year career as a flight captain.

The show went on, organizers said. The Facebook page of the show thanked the followers for their understanding during "this difficult time".

The cause of the accident had been further investigated, the state police said.

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