Photo: Vintage Plane Crashes in Nevada Air Show, Multiple Casualties
A plane has crashed into or in front of the grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada resulting in at least 75 injured and ‘likely fatalities’. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reporting multiple casualties and critical injuries to others. Approximately 40 people have been taken to local hospitals and the critically injured are being treated at the scene.
The Associated Press is reporting the pilot of the P-51 Mustang plane is Jimmy Leeward who is assumed to be one of the fatalities. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. MST. The P-51 is a World War II era fighter plane.
The National Championship Air Races draws thousands of fans in September every year who observe different military and civilian planes do maneuvers.