The Fargo Airsho friends and family are mourning the loss of a great performer and friend. On Monday, March 24, we were stunned to learn accomplished pilot Jim “Fang” Maroney was lost to a fatal plane crash in Tennessee.
Maroney, a staple in the Fargo AirSho and former commander for the North Dakota Air National Guard, died in a crash late Sunday just south of Knoxville, Tenn., in the Cherokee National Forest. He was 59.
Jim Maroney, was a Casselton native who was living with his wife, Susan, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hewas flying his signature show plane – a 1956 de Havilland “Super Chipmunk” – to a Florida air show when the crash happened.