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‘Mass casualties’ reported after plane crashes at Nevada air show

Posted By admin On September 17, 2011 @ 4:24 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

CNN [1]
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Reno, Nevada (CNN) — “Mass casualties” were reported at an air show after a plane slammed into the box seat area in front of a grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno on Friday, a spokesman for the show told CNN.

At least two people died and 54 people were transported from the scene with injuries, according to officials.

The pilot, identified as Jimmy Leeward, a real estate developer from Ocala, Florida, was likely killed in the crash, the show said in a statement. He was flying a P-51 Mustang. The event has been canceled and a memorial service will be held for the pilot Saturday afternoon, the show said.

A Reno hospital said Friday night on its website that it had received a “total of 25 patients” after the plane crashed. It said two people, one male and one female, had died.

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