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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

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To: deport

Late news conference...

CEO Houghton says race is canceled for this year. 56 injured, many critically. No death count from the scene to be released tonight. NTSB is taking over investigation and they will release fatality count and later names. Pilot was 74 not 80 years old; med records up to date. Refuses to speculate on future of the race.


141 posted on 09/16/2011 8:00:09 PM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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Returned form the scene about 20 minutes ago. The death toll will rise but last I heard only three confirmed dead at the trauma center. 75 injured some transported by private vehicle.

This is going to get worse by the morning. The area hit was handicapped and VIP.

142 posted on 09/16/2011 8:03:37 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mware

Damn.

Saw on the live footge a terrific amount of shrapnel upon impact.


143 posted on 09/16/2011 8:06:30 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: mad_as_he$$

and VIP.


144 posted on 09/16/2011 8:07:11 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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I’m sure you are doing a fine job!

The only wacko moderators are those in the Religion Forum because one would have to be certifiably insane to take on that responsibility. ;-)

FRegards,

TSgt


145 posted on 09/16/2011 8:07:16 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: NormsRevenge; Jim Robinson; Religion Moderator; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator
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146 posted on 09/16/2011 8:08:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: txhurl

pretty sure that is on the end of my post. ;-)


147 posted on 09/16/2011 8:08:36 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$
They were VERY lucky that the plane didn't end up literally in the main stand--it really came very close to doing so. If that had happened a tragedy at least on the scale of what happened at Ramstein AB back in 1985 could have been a real possibility.
148 posted on 09/16/2011 8:12:33 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I heard a name on other sites that has me worried.


149 posted on 09/16/2011 8:15:41 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: RayChuang88
Yes, just saw some video form the far angle. The pilot tried to pull it back in the last three or four seconds. Kept it out of the actual grandstand. The other thing is that area had been full of school kids earlier in the day.
150 posted on 09/16/2011 8:16:15 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: txhurl
Rumor is all over the scene but I could not get an official confirmation.
151 posted on 09/16/2011 8:17:55 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$

NOOOOOO...... Please Lord no.

Not that any other life was less precious, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


152 posted on 09/16/2011 8:19:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: TSgt; Religion Moderator; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator; Lead Moderator
I’m sure you are doing a fine job! The only wacko moderators are those in the Religion Forum because one would have to be certifiably insane to take on that responsibility. ;-) FRegards, TSgt"

LOL and thanks TSgt. Religion Moderator does a fantastic job.

153 posted on 09/16/2011 8:30:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you.


154 posted on 09/16/2011 8:30:42 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: TSgt

LOL


155 posted on 09/16/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: mad_as_he$$

What rumor?

Anyway, I think that Jimmy was in his mid to early 70s. I don’t think he was 80 as is being reported.


156 posted on 09/16/2011 8:32:33 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Provide for the common defense.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

It has been revised at many sites now that he was 74.

Rumor that famous politician was one of those killed. I cannot say any more due to relationships, if it is true tomorrow will be a sad day in our world.


157 posted on 09/16/2011 8:35:01 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Admin Moderator

BTTT


158 posted on 09/16/2011 8:35:18 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: mad_as_he$$; txhurl

WTH ??


159 posted on 09/16/2011 8:35:22 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: tomkat

One of our best, ever.


160 posted on 09/16/2011 8:37:06 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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