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Major Plane Crash at Reno Air Races Many dead [NTSB Update: 11 Dead; Over 50 Injured]]
16 Sep 2011 | vanity

Posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT by PilotDave

A P-51 crashed into a vip area at the reno air races about 25. Initial reports indicate many deaths.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: aviation; reno; renoairraces
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1 posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:18 PM PDT by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave

That is awful. Prayers for everyone there.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 5:18:26 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: PilotDave

oh no..any futher info?


3 posted on 09/16/2011 5:18:32 PM PDT by brivette
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To: PilotDave

My cousin was sitting in the grand strand at Reno. He just called me. The P-51 “Galloping Ghost” lost control coming around the last corner prior to the straights down the Grand Strand. He impacted into the VIP/handicapped seating area. My cousin said there may be “hundreds” dead....


4 posted on 09/16/2011 5:18:46 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

Local news running live - a lot hurt - not reporting on any deaths yet


5 posted on 09/16/2011 5:19:39 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: PilotDave

Horrible. Prayers for all involved.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 5:19:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: PilotDave

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


7 posted on 09/16/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

btt


8 posted on 09/16/2011 5:20:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PilotDave; thackney; humblegunner; TheMom; Eaker
Prayers up for all.

I can't help but think of former FReeper Dashing Dasher - I pray she's OK.

9 posted on 09/16/2011 5:21:10 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: PilotDave

http://www.ktvn.com/

Link to live stream


10 posted on 09/16/2011 5:22:42 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Allegra

I am in touch with her she is ok but shakin up


11 posted on 09/16/2011 5:22:50 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do they know who was piloting the plane?


12 posted on 09/16/2011 5:23:45 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: NormsRevenge

I sure hope I’m wrong about the number of deaths. Jimmy Leeward of Florida was flying the P-51. He started the Leeward Air Ranch in Fl I believe.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 5:24:01 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

Sounds like an aviation version of Le Mans, 1955.


14 posted on 09/16/2011 5:24:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: PilotDave

15 posted on 09/16/2011 5:24:37 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing on the news. Nobody preempts BOR and CNN is reporting on the heavy fighting in the war in Libya that ended a few weeks back.


17 posted on 09/16/2011 5:25:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: PilotDave
Airplane crash at Reno air races. On Youtube already!
18 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:36 PM PDT by BullDog108 ("There is no way to refudiate her strategery, so they misunderestimate her.")
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To: PilotDave
From KTVN News:

The plane DID NOT hit the stands, it hit nearby tables instead.

As a result, airport personnel and military evacuated thousands of spectators. Several emergency vehicles are currently headed to the scene.

There's no official word yet on any injuries.

19 posted on 09/16/2011 5:26:53 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: PilotDave

WOW! I was there a few years ago. Was in the pits with the crew of Dago Red - a P-51 .....


20 posted on 09/16/2011 5:27:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: mware
I saw somewhere that the plane was from Florida, owned by a developer from there. Galloping Ghost.

Plane Crashes Near Seats At Reno Air Races Cbs - Sacramento

21 posted on 09/16/2011 5:27:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: All

.. the above current as of 8.19pm according to the site.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 5:28:01 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: PilotDave

Prayers Up for those in the path and the pilot.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 5:28:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: PilotDave

I hpe so too but I’m fearful we will have some casualties,, when a plane disintegrates, debris goes flying all over.. this was not a good spot to crash if there is such a thing.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 5:29:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: PilotDave

~gasp~

Prayers!!!


25 posted on 09/16/2011 5:30:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: al baby

Thanks, Al. I’m relieved to hear it. This really is sad news....


26 posted on 09/16/2011 5:31:43 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lord have mercy - Ain’t no one walking away from that one!


27 posted on 09/16/2011 5:31:43 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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What a horrible accident!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rCNePeKn3Tg


28 posted on 09/16/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: al baby

Why is she a former FReeper?


29 posted on 09/16/2011 5:32:52 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

reporting multiple casualties.


30 posted on 09/16/2011 5:33:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: PilotDave

So far no deaths reported. 60 reported injured including 30 seriously injured. Prayers for all involved.


31 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: PilotDave

Oh no. Prayers up for all involved.


32 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ditsy blonde on Channel 2 stream wonders if they are going back up in the air tomorrow.


33 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:08 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mrreaganaut; metmom; Quix; greyfoxx39; Elsie; ejonesie22; Tennessee Nana; 50mm; darkwing104

Prayer ping. May want to ping your lists as well.


34 posted on 09/16/2011 5:34:11 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: no-to-illegals

Local Ch 2 news says lots of kids were there today becuase free tickets had been distributed to them...


35 posted on 09/16/2011 5:35:35 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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Link ... http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Reports_of_12_Dead_and_As_Many_as_30_Injured_at_Reno_Air_Races_129997833.html


36 posted on 09/16/2011 5:36:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: cripplecreek

MSNBCCBSABC - all on the east coast. If it doesn’t happen by 6:00pm Eastern Time then it’s not news until the next evening east coast time. Then it’s not news cause it happened yesterday.


37 posted on 09/16/2011 5:36:50 PM PDT by 386wt
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Oh boy...where do they get these aviation experts on TV?


38 posted on 09/16/2011 5:37:37 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: PilotDave

OMG. How horrible. Prayers up for all those involved.


39 posted on 09/16/2011 5:38:51 PM PDT by Texas Deb
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To: NormsRevenge

OMG!


40 posted on 09/16/2011 5:39:32 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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FOX news in Los Angeles now reporting 2 dead and 30 injured.

They also showed video of the plane nose-diving into the ground...


41 posted on 09/16/2011 5:40:48 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: 386wt

They’re reporting the news live on CNN and MSNBC right now....


42 posted on 09/16/2011 5:40:53 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Randy Larsen

yes


43 posted on 09/16/2011 5:41:08 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Texas Deb

Prayers.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 5:42:55 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: BunnySlippers

Pilot was Jimmy Leward.


45 posted on 09/16/2011 5:44:31 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: RayChuang88

Seeing reports of 75 inured, 25 critical, 2 dead. Totals are sure to climb. I have friends there, fingers crossed.


46 posted on 09/16/2011 5:44:40 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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Foxnews.com says 75 injured


47 posted on 09/16/2011 5:44:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Beaten Valve

My heart goes out to all those there, at the site of this horrible crash. What a horrible thing to witness. Prayers Up for all those in the stands and on the ground.


48 posted on 09/16/2011 5:44:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: al baby

Right!


49 posted on 09/16/2011 5:45:29 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: driftdiver

75 injured, 25 critcally

-FOX News LA


50 posted on 09/16/2011 5:46:10 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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