9.16.2011

Reno Air Show Crash Tonight



Edit: Link to video

All the news stations were scrambling but the first video was from youtube. Freeze it at the 20 second mark and you can see the plane nose diving.

It has been described as causing a "mass casualty" situation.  I'm quibbling at a time of a tragedy, but I'm not sure what "mass" means to the person making that statement.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some stations saying it crashed into the stands. Looks like it hit pavement to me.

Anonymous said...

btw, Barry. Comments are hanging up again. Have to hit "publish" twice!

Consilium ac prudentia said...

Mass casualty incident as taught in medicine/EMS/Fire is any incident in which the number of patients overwhelms the available resources. If you only have 1 ambulance available the actual number of patients can be quite small.

Anonymous said...

Apparently a plane crash "violates you tubes terms of service"

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that almost every time one goes down, it's at the hands of someone who's 70 or older, and almost always in a racing situation. We're losing a lot of those planes to hillbillies with a pilot's license.

And some folks (most likely the ones he missed) are making him out to be a hero? No. Way.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Like the US economy. Was the plane named the "Obama stone"?

Anonymous said...

The pilot's age had nothing to do with the crash. He was an excellant pilot and it appeared that he tried to hit away from the stands.
Barry mass, as in massive meaning a whole bunch.
I personnaly would not go to the air shows. Some people go to see a crash, guess they got the show they wanted Friday.

Anonymous said...

I had to hit the publish button three times, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Not a hero, just a guy who loved what he did and died by what he loved.

Anonymous said...

Barry, your youtube video was removed. There are several videos on youtube if you google the pilot's name...Jimmy Leewood.

ellis said...

heard they were goin to put a statue of the pilot at THE BALLPARK in Arlington.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness the federal government is investigating. This way, we can learn more about the things that can go wrong when P51 airplanes are banking at 500 miles per hour over thousands of spectators, so that as this happens in the future, we'll all be super duper safe.

Anonymous said...

11:01, idiot. So how about when there's a wreck in a rural area involving just two people, but it happens when there's just one volunteer fireman on duty within 30 miles? By your definition, a mass casualty.

Anonymous said...

Why the name calling? 6:12, Why is 11:01 an idiot because he sited the definition of mass casualty? And 6:37, what makes the pilot a hillbilly ? He was a very distinguished pilot who happened to be in his 70s.

Anonymous said...

That is why I have never taken my family to an air show. So many turn into horrific deadly disasters.

Anonymous said...

You are correct there 6:12 for once in your life. Enjoy it.

The Donald said...

...hillbillies with a pilot's license.

What an asinine statement.

Consilium ac prudentia said...

To 6:12: A mass casualty incident (often shortened to MCI and sometimes called a multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) is any incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties.[1] For example, an incident where a two-person crew is responding to a motor vehicle collision with three severely injured people could be considered a mass casualty incident. The general public more commonly recognizes events such as building collapses, train and bus collisions, earthquakes and other large-scale emergencies as mass casualty incidents. Events such as the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the September 11 attacks in 2001 are well publicized examples of mass casualty incidents.

This definition was provided through a simple Google search. Brady Essentials of Paramedic Care, by Bledsoe, Porter, and Cherry also define a mass casualty incident similarly. I am sure you are a volunteer hero somewhere and felt it necessary to attempt to correct me through your cornucopia of knowledge but I believe if you had removed your ego from your visual field you would have been better able to comprehend my definition/comment. I understand that the general public has a different view of mass casualty from first responders/hospitals. That would be why I prefaced my comment with the statement, "Mass casualty incident as taught in medicine/EMS/Fire". Now feel free to return to your mundane irrelevant existence.

Anonymous said...

I think in forty seven years there has been twenty crashes so if you want to see one three years ought to cover it.He was not trying to miss the stands he was was looking for altitude that was under someones elses plane.