A vintage World War II plane crashed into a crowd and killed at least 12 people in Nevada on Friday, says Mail Online.
The horrible incident took place during the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno.
According to the latest report, 75 people were injured.
An 80-year-old pilot, identified as as Jimmy Leeward, a real estate developer from Ocala, Florida, was flying the World War II plane, P-51 Mustang, according to a statement published by the show. The airplane, named the “Galloping Ghost” flew vertically and then suddenly dropped and plunged into the grandstand, witnesses of the tragic incident reported.
The event has been canceled and a memorial service will be held for the pilot Saturday afternoon, the show said.
Leeward was a well-known stuntman and air racing pilot who flew over 120 races. He participated in air races in the 1970s. He owned an air racing team.