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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gone West: Airshow Performer Amanda Franklin Succumbs to Injuries from March 12 Accident

Kyle and Amanda Franklin Perform in Cape Girardeau, MO June 19, 2010

Franklin Flying Circus Facebook Page Reports:

Amanda 5-27-11 Day 76

By Franklin's Flying Circus on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:59pm.  It is with a broken heart that I tell you that my beautiful girl Amanda passed away at 10:10 central time this 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,



Funeral services will be held 10:00 Tuesday, June 7 at the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, AR. Interment will follow at the Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery also in Fayetteville. There will be a reception at the Fayetteville Country Club to follow. An online RSVP is requested for those wanting to attend the reception, please go to for more information. 

Nearest airline airports are Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) and Tulsa International (Tulsa, OK). 


It was a privilege to meet Kyle and Amanda Franklin at the Cape Girardeau Air Show last June.  God bless and God Speed...AE

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