The vintage PT-17 biplane piloted by civilian Eddie Andreini
went down shortly after 2 p.m., the base posted on its website.
Base spokesman Airman Bryan Swink said that the pilot was
performing an aerobatic maneuver when the aircraft went down. He
did not say whether anyone else was on the plane.
Andreini lived in the coastal California community of Half Moon
Bay, the Air Force said.
Audience members who had taken video or photos of the accident
were asked to provide them to investigators.
Travis Air Force Base is 47 miles northeast of San Francisco in
(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Sandra Maler, Eric
Walsh and Michael Perry)
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