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Sep212011

11th Person Dies from Reno Air Show Plane Crash

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(RENO, Nev.) -- The death toll keeps rising from the stunt plane crash at last Friday's National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada.

The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Tuesday that an 11th person had died as a result of the accident that occurred when the pilot of a World War II-era P-51 Mustang Galloping Ghost apparently lost control of his aircraft and slammed into the VIP section of the stands.

Stunt pilot James Leeward, 74, was killed instantly.  Of the 10 spectators who also perished, two have still not been identified.

Another 70 people were also injured in the crash, and several remain in critical condition.

The National Safety Transportation Board has not yet determined what caused the plane to crash.

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