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Reno's Deadly Air Show Crash

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AIR DATE: September 22, 2011

Spectators who went to catch a Reno air show this past weekend, instead found themselves watching a speeding plane crash into the stands and send bodies flying.  "I saw body parts and gore like you wouldn't believe it," one witness told the media.  Officials still don't know why the WWII-era plane nosedived into the stands, killing 10 and injuring others.  Critics are now calling the race's safety into question.

How safe was it for a 74-year-old pilot to be flying a vintage WWII-era plane that had multiple overhauls?  A Reno Gazette Journal reporter gives us the latest news, plus we talk with an expert about safety at air shows.

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Martha Bellisle, reporter, Reno Gazette Journal
Tim O'Brien, eyewitness at Reno air show
David Lerner, Pres, Clark County Aviation Assoc


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COMMENTS:
Haven't fans been killed at major xyz 500 races when cars crash and debris flies into the stands? (like a tire going 100 mph?) I've never been to the Reno races (but have friends that do) and it would strike me as more nanny government if these events are closed by the State or Feds.
aunty palinSep 20, 2011 12:13:33 PM
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