Saturday, September 17, 2011
Pilot in West Virginia Airshow Dies- Death Toll at Reno NV Airshow Crash Reaches 9
There was the crash of a World War-II-era aircraft at an airshow in Martinsburg WV earlier Saturday afternoon.
The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports the pilot died- but none of the airshow's spectators were hurt.
That was not the case late Friday in Reno Nevada- where another WW-II-era airplane- a P-51 fighter- crashed in front of a section of spectators- spraying the crowd with debris.
Officials there said Saturday that 9 people have died of injuries suffered from that crash- including the pilot.
There were nearly 70 injuries- with 8 of those still in critical condition.
Three days later- the death toll in the Reno crash had reached 11- inculding a Lenexa KS woman who was watching the race with her family- all of whom were also injured.