Plane Crashes at Air Show in Reno, Nevada

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9:45 p.m. UPDATE: One person is dead, toll is expected to rise.

9:30 p.m. UPDATE: A racing official says a well-known racing pilot has died, and there are likely many more deaths.

(NECN) - 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.

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