Plane Crashes at Air Show in Reno, Nevada; Three Dead

(NECN) - Associated Press reports pilot Jimmy Leeward of Ocala, Florida is dead. At least two other people were killed and 75 injured.

A plane has crashed at an air show in Reno, Nevada. It is being described Friday night as a “mass casualty situation.”

The plane, described as a P-51 or World War II fighter plane, plunged to the ground in the grandstand area. Upon impact, debris burst into the air.

As of 9 p.m., we do not have an official number of deaths, but a medical official tells the Associated Press that more than 75 people have been injured, 25 of whom were injured critically.

The crash happened at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time. The National Championship air race draws thousands of spectators every year.

We are monitoring developments and will update as we get them.

To hear Comcast SportsNet Torey Champagne on what he witnessed at the air show, click here.

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