VIDEO: P-51 CRASH AT RENO AIR SHOW (Update)

FINAL UPDATE 9/17/11 at 1:05 p.m. Central:  A new video (below) and story from CNN.

I just obtained the video below of the horrific crash of a P-51 Mustang aircraft this afternoon at the Reno National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev.  According to a report in the Reno Gazette-Journal, officials at the site are treating the scene at Reno-Stead Airport as a mass-casualty event.

There are no details yet as to how many people were killed when the plane crashed into the grandstands full of spectators.

UPDATE at 8:03 p.m. Central:  Casualties, according to report cited above = 25 critical, 25 serious, 75 total.

UPDATE at 8:07 p.m. Central:  Another video.  Warning:  Graphic language.

UPDATE at 8:24 p.m. Central:  Two confirmed dead. RGJ

UPDATE 9/17/11 at 11:25 a.m. Central:  The first two videos I shared were removed overnight by YouTube, so I’ve replaced them with the two now shown.  The latest reports say three people died.

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A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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