Amateur video: Deadly plane crash at Reno, Nevada air show





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Sep 17, 2011

Video courtesy: http://www.youtube.com/slicker0492

For latest updates, follow RT on http://twitter.com/RT_com and http://www.facebook.com/RTnews

The Nevada air show tragedy has now claimed 9 lives, as investigators look into how a vintage aircraft lost control and plunged into spectators. Dozens more were injured when the World War Two-era plane slammed into a box-seat area in front of the main grandstand.

The injured have been rushed to hospital. Out of 56 people hurt, 15 are said to be in a critical condition. Mike Houghton, president and CEO of the Reno Air Races, told a news conference that pilot Jimmy Leeward had died in the crash, Associated Press reports. The 74-year-old veteran Hollywood stunt pilot was the owner of the Leeward Air Ranch Racing Team and a well-known racing pilot.

Leeward's "Galloping Ghost" plane was a P-51 Mustang fighter -- a class of plane that can fly at speeds in excess of 500 mph (800kph). Houghton said there appeared to be a "problem with the aircraft that caused it to go out of control".


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...