Death Toll Grows To 11 In Reno Air Race Crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say an 11th person has died from injuries sustained during a plane crash that marked the nation’s deadliest air racing disaster.

Police spokeswoman Michele Anderson said Tuesday that the victim had not been identified.

It did not appear that the person died at a local hospital. Officials at the three area hospitals treating victims said none of their patients had died since Sunday night.

A spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said officials have been trying to identify body parts since the Friday afternoon accident.

The unexplained crash came midway through a race at the popular aviation competition when a 74-year-old stunt pilot landed in a crowd of spectators.

Pieces of the plane flew through the crowd, cutting off limbs and slicing through skulls.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Carrie says:

    I know that may have been what happened but those are very harsh words to read.

    1. steve says:

      gotta love the media, they sensationalize everything

  2. Ray Kevin says:

    very graphic!

  3. James says:

    Why do the spectators need to be so close to the runway and to the planes flying their acrobatics? They should be kept at a safe distance…..the pilot was 74 years old, he probably passed out at the last loop he did….he probably could not handle the g’s he was doing….I’m just speculating……SAD SAD, nevertheless….

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