Grandstand crash at Reno Air Show

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    Very scary...:(
     
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    very tragic news!
     
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    :( According to preliminary reports, the pilot tried to avoid the spectators.
     
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    Very sad turn of events, that's for sure.

    As I mentioned in another thread, I don't understand why the U.S. allows spectators to be so close to the action at air shows/air races. In Canada, performers doing maneuvers at an air show are required to be 1000' away from the crowd on the straight-away and 1500' away when performing turns. In the name of safety, it may be time for the U.S. regulations to change...
     
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    Photo from crash at Reno li-race-crash-01290901.jpg
     
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    The death toll from the Reno, Nevada, air race plane crash has risen to nine people, Reno police said Saturday. CNN
     

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