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Plane Crash at Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport
KTVN Channel 2 News Reno ^ | Sep 16, 2011 5:00 PM PDT | Kellene Stockwell

Posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:37 PM PDT by umgud

Emergency crews are heading to a reported plane crash at the Reno-Stead Airport. The accident happened just before 4:30pm during the National Championship Air Races. Witnesses tell our reporter Chris Ciarlo planes in the unlimited race were ascending when a P51 Mustang started to nose dive and then crashed near a spectator stand in the southeast corner. Ciarlo says the plane was third in contention when the crash happened. The plane DID NOT hit the stands, it hit nearby tables instead. As a result, airport personnel and military are evacuating thousands of spectators. Several emergency vehicles are currently headed to the scene. There's no official word yet on any injuries. Just yesterday, a pilot had to make a hard landing after his plane had engine problems and declared an emergency. The air races are canceled for the rest of today.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: planecrash; renoairraces
Dad called from Reno and said this just happened, sketchy reports, etc. 1st report was it flew into stands. Article says otherwise, but too early to tell. Pray there are not any or many casualties.
1 posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:42 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

Galloping Ghost Jimmy didnt make it from some post i read on a private board


2 posted on 09/16/2011 5:18:13 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: umgud

http://www.rgj.com/

At least 30 serious injuries involved in Reno Air Races crash
35 minutes ago

http://www.rgj.com/article/20110916/EVENTS05/110916036/At-least-30-serious-injuries-involved-Reno-Air-Races-crash?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


3 posted on 09/16/2011 5:19:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: umgud

Dang I hate to see this. Barry’s boys are always looking for a reason to shut down American events like this. Prayers up for the injured.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 5:23:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: umgud

Saw Dago Red there a few years back.


5 posted on 09/16/2011 5:25:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: umgud
Airplane crash at Reno air races. On Youtube already!
6 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:03 PM PDT by BullDog108 ("There is no way to refudiate her strategery, so they misunderestimate her.")
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To: umgud

Live tv stream can be found here (Live Video 5 pm Newscast)

http://www.kolotv.com/


7 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:15 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: NormsRevenge

That is the first I have heard of any bystanders ever being injured at the Reno Air Races. Leeward has been racing for several years. Prayers up for all involved.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 5:27:19 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: BullDog108

Ouch, no way Leeward could have survived that.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 5:29:41 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: HerrBlucher
Ouch, no way Leeward could have survived that.

Agreed, unless there was a 'chute that we didn't see in the video.

10 posted on 09/16/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: Allegra

Ping


11 posted on 09/16/2011 5:35:29 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

EPA is sending a team to collect unburned hydro carbons. They won’t allow rescue crews in until fuel is cleaned up. /s/


12 posted on 09/16/2011 5:36:46 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Rational Thought

This is going to be bad. At least 12 dead so far.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 5:42:20 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
You can't really trust early reports, however unfortunately Plane Crashes Near Seats At Reno Air Races claims that "Early reports indicate at least 12 people were killed and more than 30 people seriously injured."

Let's hope that there were not that many casualties... Very sad...

14 posted on 09/16/2011 5:46:01 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I live just a few miles south and east. I was wondering why I hadn’t heard a lot of air traffic this afternoon but wrote it off to the wind. It’s been pretty cloudy and breezy today but warm and nothing too out of the ordinary for September. Prayers up for all those affected...


15 posted on 09/16/2011 5:47:05 PM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: umgud

So some wacko moderator has pulled this news from the BREAKING NEWS bar ...

Three days ago I saw the breaking news about the Dish HD satellite going dark. TRUE but moderators in all their wisdom, PULLED that FOR NO APPARENT REASON.

FREE REPUBLIC used to be on top - just like Obama and the feds we need the moderators TO GET OUT OF THE WAY of the news here on FR.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 5:47:47 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Zeppo

Hopefully their “12” was a misprint and was actually only “1” or “2”...


17 posted on 09/16/2011 5:49:04 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: George from New England

Yeah, I felt this was breaking


18 posted on 09/16/2011 5:49:36 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
THIS LINK makes it sound horrific - the video backs it up.
19 posted on 09/16/2011 5:50:06 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: umgud

It was initially in Breaking and that’s the only reason I saw it.

How many freepers are NOT SEEING this story, because it got pulled from Breaking


20 posted on 09/16/2011 5:52:04 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

0 may announce the kinetic energy and gravity bill of 2011 and appoint a gravity czar to determine which recreational activities might generate too much resistance to gravity.


21 posted on 09/16/2011 6:09:29 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: George from New England

Well, you can count me as one who is seeing it.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 6:10:04 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Look again, now you don’t. Third thread posted and not a one linked to in Breaking News


23 posted on 09/16/2011 6:12:21 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

I saw a brief story on Fox and just knew to come to FR to find the true story...

This sounds truly horrific.

Prayers to everyone.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 6:14:23 PM PDT by alisasny
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To: George from New England

I see all of them. They are all on this page—and still here when I refresh.


25 posted on 09/16/2011 6:14:52 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: al baby

Video from yesterday of Leeward and the Galloping Ghost;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVNLpkZHhu0


26 posted on 09/16/2011 6:21:21 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Leeward was a bit old IMHO to be out racing he was 80


27 posted on 09/16/2011 6:44:11 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: al baby
Watch from :43
28 posted on 09/16/2011 6:53:21 PM PDT by TankerKC (One of the lessons of 9-11 was that evil is real...and so is courage. -George W. Bush 9-11-11)
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To: umgud

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybgd0EfxWCI


29 posted on 09/16/2011 10:36:20 PM PDT by rawhide
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11:00 News channel 8 showed a VERY clear still photo of a trim-tab coming off the plane’s tail just before the pilot lost full control.

The trim-tab is not that large a part, it is part of the horizontal stabilizer.
Apparently, losing it made this plane uncontrollable.

So, it seems fairly clear that this was a mechanical failure at racing speed.

No doubt the NTSB will have more to say, in several months.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 12:08:10 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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