Reno Air Races spectators watched in horror as a plane, piloted by Jimmy Leeward, crashed into a crowd of attendees. Fans at the Reno National Championship Air Races described the plane crash as "horrific."
It was like something out of a horror film as a P-51 Mustang lurched into the box seat at the Reno-Stead Airport. The resultant crash launched dust and debris into the air, and fans scurried for cover.
Sadly, it was a bit of dÃ©jÃ vu, recalling two other tragic events in which four pilots lost their lives at the Reno Air Races in 2007 and 2008.
In the past, city officials and schools were so disturbed by the pattern of deaths at air shows, they considered prohibiting students from attending.
Currently, there are reports of at least three deaths associated with the Reno plane crash. Additionally, authorities say scores of others are injured. As information continues pouring in, the death and injury tolls could very well change.
An investigation, undoubtedly with the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), is underway into what caused pilot Jimmy Leeward to lose control of his plane and crash into the crowd of spectators at the Reno Air Races.
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