Services have now been scheduled for Bill Cowden, the Delta Airlines pilot and airshow pilot who crashed at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, over the weekend during a maneuver.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Friday at MenomonieAlliance Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held for the Moorhead, Minnesota, native on Friday afternoon at the Fargo Air Museum.
He lost control of his plane during the performance while recovering from an inverted spin.
Last year he recorded his typical airshow routine.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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