Makeshift Memorial For Air Race Victims

Stead Resident Sarah Ganz walked several blocks with her daughter and baby---stroller in one hand, hand picked roses and glass jar in the other.

“I'd like to put the flowers there to pay my respects,” says Ganz.

Her destination: this makeshift memorial to honor the pilot and victims of Friday's Air Race Crash.

“Our hearts are saddened for you,” says Ganz as she reads to her daughter from a note left on the gate.

Julie Workman from Arlington Washington says she just had to stop here before she heads back home.

She says she was at the races on that day actually in a box seat and noticed something go wrong with the "Galloping Ghost"

“And just like in the movies where you see something crash and here came the debris, I turned and I ducked, and I headed for the ground,” says Workman.

Workman says she suffered some minor bruises and miraculously friends sitting in other box seats were able to walk away as well.

It was Workman's fourth time to the races and she hopes it won't be her last.

“We need to keep on racing in their memory,” says Workman.

NTSB Board Member Mark Rosekind was asked today if his agency will have a say if the Reno Air Races continue.

His response: the agency will simply give out safety recommendations, and it won't necessarily concern the races' future.

“Our role which is not enforcement, that's the FAA --and oversight. We do make recommendations regarding safety to them. At the end, if needed or appropriate, or if we find somewhere along the way, we could issue an urgent recommendation as well,” says Rosekind.

Sunday’s press conference was the last local one for the NTSB.

Rosekind says investigators will remain on scene for more interviews and to gather historical records.

The memorial is expected to stay for a couple of days as well as more people find out about it and feel the need to offer condolences.


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