Sep 19, 2011 3:17 PM by Matt Stafford

Local pilot - rows away from crash in Reno, NV - shares story

Images of the World-War-II-era plane nose diving into a group of spectators at an air race in Reno, Nevada on Friday have replayed over and over through the weekend, but for those who were there they'll likely be playing those scenes over in their heads many more times.

A Colorado Springs pilot, who's been going to the National Championship Air Races in Reno for the last 15 years, was there -- not far from where Jimmy Leeward's P-51 Mustang hit the ground. Leeward and nine other onlookers died in the crash; more than 50 others were injured.

Monday evening on News 5 we'll hear this local pilot's story, and talk about the safety of these races.


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