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Air Show Stunt Pilot Amanda Franklin Dies of Injuries 2 Months After Crash [VIDEO]

Amanda Franklin
Wingwalker Amanda Franklin performing "Pirated Skies" at the Great Minnesota Air Show in St. Cloud. (Photo: Nick Warren via Facebook)

Two months after crash-landing at a Texas air show, wingwalker Amanda Franklin has died from complications from severe burns she received in the crash.

Amanda Franklin
Amanda Franklin (Publicity still)

She was 25.

Franklin and her husband, Kyle, flew in St. Cloud’s Great Minnesota Air Show nearly a year ago.  They performed the same “Pirated Skies” stunt act in St. Cloud as they were performing at the time of their crash at Air Fiesta in Brownsville Texas, March 12.

Kyle Franklin announced his wife’s death on his Facebook page.

“It is with a broken heart that I tell you that my beautiful girl Amanda passed away at 10:10 central time Friday evening. Beside her was her adoring husband Kyle, her mother Jeanie, her brother Matt, her sister-in-law Michelle and her devoted mother-in-law Audean. Thank you all again for your love, Goodnight and God bless Amanda, Kyle.”

Two funds have been set-up for the Franklin family:

The Moonlight Fund
ICAS Foundation

If you contribute to either fund, you’re asked to specify “The Kyle and Amanda Franklin Fund.”

The following tribute was made with video shot at the Great Minnesota Air Show last summer.

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