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May 4, 2014 8:04 PM by Associated Press

Biplane crashes at Northern California air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a vintage biplane has crashed while performing at a Northern California air show.

Lynn Lunsford of the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday that the plane was a Stearman biplane. The plane was part of the Thunder Over Solano airshow at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County.

KTVU-TV reports that the plane crashed shortly after 2 p.m. and no spectators were injured. There's no report of the pilot's condition.

Air show organizers cancelled the air show shortly after the crash on the tarmac.

The National Transportation Safety Board will head up an investigation and Lunsford says the FAA is already on site and will be a member of the team.

The 1945 plane was registered to the Eddie Andreini Air Shows, Inc. based in Half Moon Bay.

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