(photo credit: REUTERS)
The pilot, Jimmy Leeward, 74, was
among those killed when his P-51 Mustang dubbed the "Galloping Ghost"
crashed into a box seat area in front of the main grandstand, said Mike
Draper, spokesman for the 48th Annual National Championship Air Races,
also known as the Reno Air Races.
"It was like a war zone where the box seats were," Draper said.
spokesman for Renown Regional Medical Center said the hospital received
30 patients from the crash and five others were taken to the affiliated
Renown South Meadows Medical Center.
Of those 35, six were
listed in critical condition on Saturday, two were in serious condition
and five in fair condition. One person was listed in good condition, and
others had been discharged.RENO,
Nev. - The death toll in the crash of a vintage World War Two fighter
plane near the grandstand at a Nevada air race has risen to nine,
authorities said on Saturday.
In addition to two people who died
of their injuries at local hospitals, seven died on the tarmac following
the crash on Friday night, Reno Deputy Police Chief Dave Evans said.
More than 50 people were injured. Officials said previously the crash
killed at least three people.