Stunt pilot who grew up in Moorhead dies in Wisconsin air show crash
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A stunt pilot who grew up in Moorhead and became the first in his family to graduate from college was killed Sunday during the Stevens Point Air Show in Wisconsin, making him the second aviator with local ties to die in a plane crash this year.
Bill Cowden, 47, was making the shape of a question mark with a YAK-55, a Russian-made plane, when it appeared he was pulling up, but crashed instead, said his sister, Kim Cowden.
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