Friday, Sept. 16, young and old alike came to The National Championship Air Races in Reno just like many years before, but this race ended with the title: "The nation's Deadliest Air Racing Disaster," as so far ten have died from a horrific accident that occurred that late afternoon.
A WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter plane called The Galloping Ghost, violently crashed to the ground when the 74-year old stunt pilot lost control of his craft, as it dove into the VIP section without enough warning to even compute it was coming--thereby leaving all seated spectators vulnerable.
Some of the deceased make up a story of the common demographic in attendance on that Friday which include the pilot 74-year old, James Leeward; 47-year old Sharon Stewart of Reno; Greg Morcom, 47, of Marysville, Wash.; originally from Bellingham, Wash., George Hewitt, 60, and Wendy Hewitt, 57, both of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; wheelchair bound Michael Wogan, 22, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and 53-year old Regina Bynum of San Angelo, Texas.
The Miami Herald put together vignettes of victims of the crash.
Most people have seen the original Youtube Video of Friday's Reno air race crash but the Today Show released a new video Monday that shows a closer look at the plane just before hitting the ground and after.
Also, the Sacramento Bee put together a frame by frame photographic collection of the race and scenes in the days following.
Finally, BuzzFeed selected four videos from four angles of the tragedy.
The Associated Press reported: Michael Wogan was the only deceased who sat in a wheelchair during the crash but his mom who trusts in God and believes in Heaven said, "Michael is running around now on legs never before used."