Plane crashes into stands at Reno Air Races; fatalities, injuries unknownThis is a worst case scenario if true. These aircraft are flying very low and very fast and usually well away from the stands. A high speed crash into the stands could result in a significant number of fatalities and injuries.
Reno air race update: Crashed plane was modified P-51 WW2 vintage aircraft - NBC Los Angeles
UPDATE: Reno Gazette reports as many as 50 casualties. Pilot was reported by Reno TV as 74-years old. Plane was the Galloping Ghost. Possibly 60 casualties now reported.
UPDATE: Here's a photo of the plane from Leeward Air Racing. Pilot was Jimmy Leeward, 80-years old.
Now reporting 12 dead, 30 injured, many serious.
This is the pilot (from his Facebook page):
From Breaking News:
Reno air race crash update: Medical official tells AP more than 75 injured, 25 critically; no word on deaths; KOLO says 12 deadUPDATE - Latest info is 54 casualties, many of them critical. No official word on fatalities yet.
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