Veteran Pilot Crashes at Reno Air Races, Numerous Injuries Reported

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Unlimited plane has crashed at the Reno Air Races just after 4 p.m. Friday, hitting people seated in the box seats infront of the grandstand.

According to witnesses pilot Jimmy Leeward was flying the Galloping Ghost, that went down soon after take-off during the beginning of the Unlimited race.

The Unlimited plane hit the box seats with such force, according to witnesses like a bomb went off, injuring numerous spectators.

Reno-Stead airport authorities asked everyone to go home soon after.

All planes are grounded.

Stay tuned as we will be updating as details become available.

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