Vicki Cruse, a US Aerobatic Team member was killed in the crash of her Zivko 540 Edge while practicing for the World Aerobatic Championships over in England.
Read more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6073703/Champion-aerobatic-pilot-Vicki-Cruse-dies-in-air-crash.html
Vicki and I became friends on an AOL Aviation Forum hosted by Jim "Zoom" Campbell back in the mid-1990's. She went on to marry and divorce Jim but we remained friends. I followed her aerobatic career as she moved up the ladder of competitive aerobatics.
You could not find a sweeter, nicer, friendlier and more helpful person than Vicki was and I'll always cherish those memories.