Death Toll Grows To 11 In Reno Air Race Crash
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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.
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