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Reno Plane Crashes into Crowd

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: An air show in Reno, Nevada went from entertaining to devastating in the blink of an eye. In the late afternoon of Friday September 19th, a P-51 Mustang plunged and crashed into the box seat area at the front of the grandstand at the National Championship Air Races at about 4:30 p.m., said Mike Draper, a spokesman for the event. It wasn't immediately known how many people were killed, but a medical official said more than 75 people were injured in what could be a "mass casualty" situation. Stephanie Kruse, a spokeswoman for the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority, said 25 people were critically injured and another 25 people were seriously injured in the crash. A video taken by a spectator went viral on Youtube shortly after the accident, showing the plane crash and sending debris in all directions as the stunned crowd watched on. The National Championship Air Races draws thousands of people every year in September to watch various military and civilian planes race. The races have attracted scrutiny in the past over safety concerns, including four pilots killed in 2007 and 2008. Here's to hoping that as many people are okay as possible after such a tragic turn of events.
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