Daily Archives: September 16, 2011
Reno, Nevada (CNN) — “Mass casualties” were reported at an air show after a plane crashed Friday into the box seat area in front of a grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, a spokesman for the show told CNN.
Mike Draper said he’s been told there are “likely fatalities,” but it has not been determined how many or who they may be.
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.
A Reno, Nevada, hospital said Friday evening on its website that it had received a “total of 21 patients” after the plane crashed. “No further patients are expected at this time,” the Renown Regional Medical Center reported at 5:45 p.m. PT. The conditions of those patients were not released.