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September 16, 2011

Reno Air Race Crash Kills and Injures Scores of Spectators

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By: NYCA Admin
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As many as 12 people were killed and 75 injured Friday afternoon when a plane taking part in the Reno Air Races crashed into a spectator seating area, according to preliminary reports.

The incident plane, a P-51 Mustang nicknamed Galloping Ghost, crashed into box seats in front of the event’s grandstand at Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). There is no word on the condition of the pilot of the plane, reportedly flown by Jimmy Leeward of Ocala, Fla.

Graphic video of crash and aftermath at 39:00

“It’s just like a massacre. It’s like a bomb went off,” Dr. Gerald Lent, who witnessed the crash, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “There are people lying all over the runway. One guy was cut in half. There’s blood everywhere. There’s arms and legs.”

With BNO News

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  • Anonymous

    Sadly, as long as thes illegitimate forms of sport are allowed to continue, this will not be the last we read of stuff like this.  Very sad for those innocents who had NO CHANCE, what a terrible way to leave this Earth.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, as long as thes illegitimate forms of sport are allowed to continue, this will not be the last we read of stuff like this.  Very sad for those innocents who had NO CHANCE, what a terrible way to leave this Earth.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, as long as thes illegitimate forms of sport are allowed to continue, this will not be the last we read of stuff like this.  Very sad for those innocents who had NO CHANCE, what a terrible way to leave this Earth.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, as long as thes illegitimate forms of sport are allowed to continue, this will not be the last we read of stuff like this.  Very sad for those innocents who had NO CHANCE, what a terrible way to leave this Earth.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, as long as thes illegitimate forms of sport are allowed to continue, this will not be the last we read of stuff like this.  Very sad for those innocents who had NO CHANCE, what a terrible way to leave this Earth.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, as long as thes illegitimate forms of sport are allowed to continue, this will not be the last we read of stuff like this.  Very sad for those innocents who had NO CHANCE, what a terrible way to leave this Earth.

  • Anonymous

    People chose to participate and people chose to attend, each knowing the risks. This is a tragic & horrific loss of life and my prayers are with those injured and those grieving the loss of loved ones. May God’s Grace and Mercy provide comfort in this time of such great pain.

  • Anonymous

    People chose to participate and people chose to attend, each knowing the risks. This is a tragic & horrific loss of life and my prayers are with those injured and those grieving the loss of loved ones. May God’s Grace and Mercy provide comfort in this time of such great pain.

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