The twilight elements of time, space, and name came together on Saturday, June 22, 2013, just after the Summer Solstice.
A biplane carrying a wing-walker – an aerial daredevil who traverses the length of an aircraft during flight – crashed into a field and burst into a ball of flames during an air show in Ohio, killing the stunt performer and the pilot.
Saturday's Dayton air show website described her act as "daring and breathtaking."
"With no safety line and no parachute, Jane amazes the crowd by climbing, walking, and hanging all over her beautiful 450 HP Stearman aircraft she affectionately calls 'Aurora,'" the site noted.
Wicker was reportedly a contract budget analyst with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the AP.
It is with sad hearts that we announce that Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker were tragically killed while performing at the Vectren Dayton Airshow.Even the media's quoting of eyewitnesses, strangely, oriented towards the "Wicker" name game. Shawn Warwick of New Knoxville, Ohio, remarked to the Dayton Daily News that the Aurora appeared to be flying unusually low to the ground before plummeting.
“I noticed it was upside-down really close to the ground. She was sitting on the bottom of the plane,” Warwick told the newspaper. “I saw it just go right into the ground and explode.”
Aurora, due to The Dark Knight Rises shootings at Aurora, Colorado, is a familiar word. Aurora means "dawn." The entire appearance of Aurora highlighted a synchromystic wonderland.
At the Twilight Language blog, Aurora has been the topic of many postings. (The term arises in context here, with its link to Solstice and literal dawns, and metaphorically, of course.)
As recently as April, the name Wicker came up tied to the ricin letters.
Wicker Man burnings include Burning Man in Nevada, and the seemingly isolated incident of the burning of Big Tex in Texas (below).