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CRASH at Reno Air Races *NOW*

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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Just got wind of this. I have relatives that may be there.
NEWS LINK

updates to come.




posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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That's not good,..

Hope all your relatives are okay.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:23 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by cahlmac
reply to post by exdog5
 


That's not good,..

Hope all your relatives are okay.



Thanks, My father may be there and my uncle was going for sure, just not sure which days...no answer at either phone numbers...



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Not good. Hope it doesn't end as bad as it sounds:


Tara Trovato, spokeswoman for the Reno National Championship Air Races, confirms an aircraft crashed into the box seats at the races. She said it did not go into the grandstands.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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Thank god it wasn't Dago Red!



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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Wow. He went straight in.

Here's a picture of Galloping Ghost:
airpigz.com...
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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Not much in the reports yet, seems like it
was close to the grandstand but not right
into it. Hope you family is alright.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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Why do they continue to have these stupid events. Crashes seem to happen more often these days, its a senseless and unnecessary waste of life.


brill



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Holy crap, thanks for posting this...

I live just a couple minutes away and fly out of Stead..

Gonna give my CFI a call now and see if he's up at the hanger..

I know it was only a few minutes ago that I heard all the sirens...




posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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Breaking news is sadly reporting this as a mass casualty situation...


DEVELOPING: RENO, Nev. -- An airplane crashed Friday at an air race here, causing what one event official described as a "mass-casualty situation," as local media reports dozens injured.
The plane reportedly went into a nosedive and crash on or near the stands, and video of the crash showed a horrific scene of bodies and wreckage at the front of the stands.
Mike Draper, a spokesman for the air races, told The Associated Press that Jimmy Leeward was the pilot of the P-51 Mustang that crashed into the box seat area at the front of the grandstand about 4:30 p.m.
He said he did not have any information on the number of injured, but FoxReno.com cited an unnamed source putting the death toll at two so far, with about 30 people injured. KOLO, citing fire department sources, reported as many as 60 people were injured, including about 30 in critical condition.
The National Championship Air Races draws thousands of people every year in September to watch various military and civilian planes race.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.



one source


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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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I am watching live coverage on this right now here: Live Air Show Crash



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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A sad day indeed.



Can't say any more other than my prayers for those injured or worse and of course lets not forget the poor pilot and his family.
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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Witnesses to today’s crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races are describing a horrific scene, with multiple fatalities and body parts strewn across the tarmac at Reno-Stead Airport.

“It’s just like a massacre. It’s like a bomb went off,” said Dr. Gerald Lent of Reno, who witnessed the crash. “There are people lying all over the runway.”

The only thing the Korean War veteran could compare the scene to was combat.

“One guy was cut in half. There’s blood everywhere,” Lent said. “There’s arms and legs. One guy just said ‘hey, there’s another foot over here.”


Source:
www.rgj.com...|breaking



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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It's a mass Casualty incident.
Plane hitting the Box seats, rather than the stands

but that thing went right in, straight in.
Some heard popping sounds before the crash.

This is north of Reno.
Just last week we had mass casualties at the hand of a maniac in Carson City.


Now this.

we're uses to plane crashes and pilot death at the air races...But by standers are usually in the clear.
this is a bad scene.
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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Live stream of local news coverage happening now:

ABC 7 San Fran





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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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Box Seats?
Aren't they for VIP's.
There should be some well known names among the victims.
Sounds Really bad.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Damn that is quite bad.

I have heard that there was a bunch of kids in the area where the plane crashed just a minute or so before but for some reason, they got out of there... So a bunch of kids were saved!


The pilot called MAYDAY before crashing apparently one of his wings had a problem.

80-100 wounded are transported at the hospital, some news report say 12 are dead for now.



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