Friday, September 16, 2011

Such A Sad Accident-Please Send Thoughts And Prayers!!


 
If you look closely just to the right of the person in the foreground and to the left of the pole, you can see the plane heading straight towards the ground!


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And here is a photo taken after the crash showing the debris of the crash site.  It appears that the plane was totally demolished into small pieces... 

Reno Air Race crash (YouTube)

Medics help injured bystanders out of a helicopter into Renown Medical Center after a plane crashed into the crowd at the Reno National Championship Air Races, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011,  in Reno, Nev. A

****UPDATE****
The last information given out, is saying that the death toll is now up to 11.  But based on survivors information, because the Pilot did his best to veer the Plane away from the Grandstands, instead of 100's to possibly 1000's of Deaths, there was only 10.  However, 10 is 10 too many.  Unfortunately, we are used to hearing about crashes that killed the Pilot, but this is the 1st year that a crash involved the Spectators....

Hey Ya'll,

I just wanted to make a short post to send out a request for prayers and good thoughts, for those that were either injured at the Reno Air Races today, and to the Families of those that were killed.  Yes, killed....luckily Walt and I didn't attend the races this year, as we were considering doing.  Many of you may remember my posts talking about our love of Flying and Airplanes.  But we have never actually attended the Reno Air Races.  But now that we are living here in Reno, we were thinking about going this year.

Today at 4:30 (the last race of the day, the Gold Heat (the fastest planes)), a P-51 Mustang called the Galloping Ghost, lost control while flying around 400 mph, and although it appears that the pilot attempted to miss the Grandstands, he just couldn't miss them entirely.  The plane crashed either into the first 2 rows of the Box Seats or just in front of them in a particular set of Grandstands.  As of right now, it is known that at least 2 Spectators are dead as well as the Pilot.  At least 75 are injured, with 54 seriously enough to be transported to the Hospitals, with at least 25 Critically injured.  So please, send your prayers and good thoughts that this is the worst that is reported, that no others will die through the night.

Sorry for the sad post, but I wanted to report this sad accident in hopes of love and prayers to be sent out this way, to the injured and to the families of the injured and dead, as they will need it in the coming days.

Aloha My Friends :(

8 comments:

Sheila said...

That is incredibly sad, and I will be sending thoughts and prayers to all affected. Thank you for sharing...

Ronnie said...

I keep seeing this on the news, it's heartbreaking. :(

Jacquie said...

The pilot lived not too far from us here in Florida....so sad for everyone.

Debi said...

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers for all involved.

I am sure that they would be very happy to know that everyone all over the US and beyond are thinking of them.

Lonicera said...

It was on the national news in Britain. Sounds horrific - I hope th death toll doesn't rise any further.
Caroline

Debi said...

Thank you Caroline. So far the Death toll is up to 9, 8 Spectators and the Pilot....there are still some survivors in the Hospital in Critical Condition, so we are crossing our fingers and sending good thoughts and prayers that they survive!

Stace said...

This is devastating!!!

Debi said...

Thanks Stace, yes, it is totally horrific! I have read a lot of the 1st hand reports on what the scene looked like right after the accident and I am glad that I didn't have to see it first hand...