Last week we saw the shocking video where veteran P-51 Mustang Pilot Jimmy Leeward crashed his plane at about 400 miles per hour at the Reno Air show, the plane crashed on the tarmac next to the VIP section killing many. Today a new shocking video of that terrible airplane crash has been released.
On Friday, 74 year-old Jimmy Leeward lost his life flying his Galloping Ghost a P51- Mustang at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, 70 people were injured, five are still in the hospital where four of them remain in critical condition, and 11 are reported dead. The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed this past Monday the name of the last person who was in critical condition was reported deceased. Michael Wogan, who had muscular dystrophy and was sitting with his dad Bill in the wheelchair section, was among the 11 people who died when the P-51 Mustang named The Galloping Ghost, plunged into the VIP section his father remains in serious condition.
The list of people who died are:
* Michael Wogan, 22, of Scottsdale, Ariz.
* Greg Morcom, 47, of Washington state.
* Regina Bynum, 53, of San Angelo, Texas.
* Sharon Stewart, 47, of Reno, Nev.
* George Hewitt, 60, of Fort Mohave, Ariz.
* Wendy Hewitt, 56, of Fort Mohave, Ariz.
* John Craik, 45, Gardnerville, Nev.
* James McMichael, 47, of Graham, Wash.
* Craig Salerno, 50, of Friendswood, Texas.
* Cheryl Elvin, 71, of Lenexa, Kansas.
* Jimmy Leeward, 74, of Ocala, Fl.
Seven of these people were pronounced dead at the scene, the reaming four died of their injuries at the hospital.
Some people have called Leeward a hero for avoiding crashing into the bleachers, and these same people said they will be at next year’s air show. However, many question if air shows should be reconsidered as safe family entertainment. The reason why Mr. Leeward’s plane spun out of control is still unknown, they hope to know what went wrong from what they believed to be a video camera and memory cards and a makeshift recording system (on commercial aircrafts this is known as the plane’s black box) that might have been on board the P-51 Mustang.
Our thoughts and prayers remain for the family and friends of all the people involved in this terrible tragedy. Warning, the video below is graphic.
Photos: www.wenn.com/ Ray Filmano.